Novelist Dave Eggers and his wife Vendela Vida wrote the screenplay and Focus Features is co-financing with producers Big Beach and will distribute worldwide. Catherine O'Hara, Paul Schneider, Alison Janney and Chris Messina round out the key cast.
Ed Saxon is producing through his Edward Saxon Productions alongside Big Beach's Marc Turtletaub and Peter Saraf and Mendes' Neal Street Productions. Mari Jo Winkler serves as executive-producer.
Focus vice president of production and development David Gerson is supervising for production chief John Lyons.
Mendes recently completed Revolutionary Road starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.