has optioned the rights to “Goodbye, Vitamin,” the 2017 debut novel from Rachel Khong, with Constance Wu
attached to star, sources tell Variety.
Dylan Clark will produce for his Universal-based Dylan Clark Productions
with Jennifer Yee McDevitt
adapting the novel. Wu will also executive produce.
“Goodbye, Vitamin” follows Wu’s character, Ruth Young, who discovers that her father, a renowned history professor, has lost his job after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. She decides to return home and work with her father’s former student to stage a fake class so he can continue to teach.
Khong’s novel was named a Best Book of the Year by NPR
, The Oprah Magazine, Vogue, San Francisco Chronicle, Esquire, Huffington Post, Nylon, Entertainment Weekly, Buzzfeed
, Booklist, and The Independent. It was also the winner of the California Book Award for First Fiction and was also an La Times Book Prize Finalist.