FilmNation has acquired film rights from Tribeca Productions’ Jane Rosenthal to The Good House, which will mark the reunion of Meryl Streep and Robert De Niro for the first time in 17 years.

Michael Cunningham will adapt the novel by Ann Leary about a New England estate agent who befriends the talk of the town and falls in love with an old flame.

Rosenthal, De Niro’s partner at Tribeca Productions, will produce with FilmNation’s Aaron Ryder and Karen Lunder. FilmNation investor Steve Samuels knows the author and was instrumental in bringing the project together.

Berry Welsh serves as executive producer.

Streep and De Niro last appeared together in Marvin’s Room in 1996 and previously collaborated on Falling In Love in 1984 and The Deer Hunter in 1978.