Los Angeles, Jul 30 (PTI) Actress Bryce Dallas Howard is set to make her directing debut with a film adaptation of Matthew Quick novel “Sorta Like a Rock Star”. Also Read - Soorarai Pottru at Oscars: What Happens When a Film Gets Qualified For Best Picture Nomination?

The film is in early development and currently does not have any distributor, sources told Variety. Also Read - Oscars 2021 Goes LIVE in April, Academy Takes COVID Restrictions in Consideration

Originally set up at Fox Searchlight, the story follows an optimistic high school student, Amber Appleton, who secretly lives in her mom’s school bus during her senior year after an altercation at home. Also Read - USA's Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Invites 3 Jamia Millia Islamia Alumni to Judge The Oscars

Ol Parker penned the most recent draft of the script.

Howard’s first short film, “When You Find Me”, was among 11 films that were shortlisted for Oscars nomination in 2012.

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