Robin Williams and Toni Collette to star in screen version of Maupin's Night Listener
Robin Williams and Toni Collette are set to star in a screen adaptation of Armistead Maupin's The Night Listener, according to Variety. Collette--as well as Sandra Oh, Rory Culkin, and Joe Morton--are all in negotiations to join the cast of the film, which is set to start shooting in New York in March under director Patrick Stettner (The Business of Strangers). The book deals with a famous author who begins a telephone friendship with a young fan, only to find himself doubting his new friend's identity. Maupin wrote the screenplay with Terry Anderson and Stettner. Although the first three of Maupin's Tales of the City books have been adapted as TV miniseries, this would be the first of his novels to hit the big screen.