The big screen version of AM Homes darkly comic novel is being developed by Smuggler Films.

UK writer Will Davies is adapting the screenplay of AM Homes novel This Book Will Save Your Life. Davies’s screenwriting credits include How to Train Your Dragon, Flushed Away and Johnny English. He is currently working on an untitled project for DreamWorks.

The LA-set comic bestseller tells the story of a middle aged divorcé trying to keep his life under control with the help of nutritionists and personal trainers.

US commercials director Ivan Zacharias will direct the feature adaptation, which is being produced by Smuggler Films.

Patrick Milling Smith, John N. Hart, Nick Landon, and Brian Carmody will produce for Smuggler Films with Emily Kaplan overseeing development of the project.