Have you ever wondered what happened to Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas' kids in the film War of the Roses after the marriage-shattering craziness of the 1989 black comedy? Well, Permut Presentations and Grey Eagle Productions are working on the answer, Variety reports.
Alex McAulay, whose Black List script Flower was picked up by the Danny McBride-David Gordon Green-Jody Hill shingle Rough House, has been hired to adapt Warren Adler's 2013 book, fully titled War of the Roses: The Children. The story finds the children of Jonathan and Barbara Rose dealing with adulthood as best they can considering where their roots lie. Here's the book's official synopsis from Adler's site:
Unlike the legendary Roses, Josh’s marriage to Victoria should have all the qualities of an everlasting union. But when an innocent caper involving missing Milky Ways catapults out of control at their son’s elite private school, the pair find themselves entering into a shattering warfare of a different kind. Armed with the emotional mayhem inherited from their parents, as well as compounded pressures involving a depraved headmaster, clandestine affairs and Victoria’s male-hating mother, The War of the Roses – the Children presents a gripping story of the lengths to which parents will go to protect their children.
Little more than a child herself, Josh’s ever sympathetic and over-stuffed sister Evie lavishes her ‘food-is-love’ obsession on her beloved niece and nephew coping with their own sense of loss. Meanwhile, Michael and Emily, soon-to-be children of divorce, orchestrate their own plan to keep their family together at all costs. Adler, once again, demonstrates his storytelling mastery by revealing the intricate blending of the past with the present, and how time unravels all things seemingly perfect to be darkly and even comically dysfunctional.