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Miles Teller to produce and star in Home Is Burning

Whiplash

Story by Jack Foley

MILES Teller is attached to star in and produce Dan Marshall’s memoir Home Is Burning.

The book recalls how Marshall had to move home, into his parents’ basement, to help out after his mother faced a cancer relapse and his father was diagnosed with ALS.

at the time, Marshall was a college graduate, living in Los Angeles. His return home saw him reunite with his four siblings — all colourful characters with life challenges of their own.

Together, they formed Team Terminal, which saw them do battle against their parents’ illnesses and occasionally each other.

The memoir will hit book shelves in October 2015 via Flatiron Books.

It has been described as full of wit and humour in spite of its difficult circumstances.

Marshall is adapting the screenplay himself, which Jonathan Levine will direct.

Teller’s involvement as both star and producer shows how much clout the young actor now has off the back of his head-turning role in Oscar-winning movie Whiplash. He is also producing a second movie, The Life and Times of the Stopwatch Gang, and makes his leap into the mainstream blockbuster circuit with the Fantastic Four reboot later this summer.

Levine, for his part, wrote and directed 2013 zombie comedy Warm Bodies and also helmed 2011’s cancer dramedy 50/50, which starred Joseph Gordon-Levitt and which garnered Indie Spirit and Golden Globe nominations.

His other credits include 2008’s The Wackness (which won the Audience Award at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival) and horror pic All The Boys Love Mandy Lane, which launched the film career of Amber Heard.

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