Fast-risingUS indie filmmaker David Gordon Green has signed on to script ShockproofSydney Skate for Fox 2000.

SydneyPollack is in the frame to direct the adaptation of the novel by MarijaneMeaker. Considered a classic of lesbian literature since its publication in1973, the coming-of-age POV follows a 17-year-old who falls in love with ayoung model only to discover his mother has swept the same woman off her feet.The project has been floating around Hollywood in various forms almost sinceits publication, most recently at Fox 2000 where Cameron Crowe was attached todirect a screen adaptation by Steve Kloves.

Green's third film, Undertow, made its world premiere at the Deauville Festivalof American Cinema and screened in Toronto's Visions programme.