Variety reports that Berg is attached to direct "Father's Day," which is -- no, not a Garry Marshall movie -- but an adaptation of the book by Buzz Bissinger, the writer behind "Friday Night Lights." However, unlike his previous sports-centered books, this one is a change of pace for both the writer and director. The film will tell the true story of Bissinger's relationship with his mentally challenged 24-year-old son Zach -- born three minutes apart from his Penn state graduate brother Gerry -- and the road trip he takes with him to revisit the places they've lived in an effort to better understand who he is.
Sounds like a potentially touching tale, and something a little bit outside Berg's usual testosterone-soaked wheelhouse. This is all early days, with Universal taking a peek as part of their first look deal with Berg. So just file it for now, and we'll see if how this develops down the line.