Malloy Brothers in Talks to Direct Young Adult Novel The Tribes of Palos Verdes
The Malloy brothers, are in talks to direct the film based on the 1998 young adult debut novel by Joy Nicholson. With Jennifer Garner, Maika Monroe and Tye Sheridan starring in the film, which is set in the affluent beach community of Palos Verdes, Calif. The story centers on two teenagers, Medina (Monroe) and Jim (Sheridan), who move to the beach town from Michigan with their parents. Their mother (Garner) teeters on the brink of a nervous breakdown while their father becomes a surgeon to the stars. Medina turns to surfing to escape her troubled home life. Karen Croner (Admission, One True Thing) wrote the screenplay for the film. Robbie Brenner and Kevin McKeon will oversee the film on behalf of Relativity, which is developing the film under its new specialty division, R2 (R squared).