'Battleship' helmer Peter Berg is to direct 'Father's Day', a film adaptation of the book by sports writer Buzz Bissinger.
Peter Berg is to direct 'Father's Day'.
The 'Battleship' filmmaker - who helped Rihanna through her big screen debut in the sci-fi movie - has signed up to helm an adaptation of the book by 'Friday Night Lights' writer Buzz Bissinger, who also happens to be Peter's cousin.
The tome - which was published in May - tells the story of the author's relationship with his twin sons, one of whom has intellectual difficulties, and the book centres around a road trip from Philadelphia to Los Angeles taken by father and son that helped Buzz understand his child a lot more.
Peter - who has written a number of sports books including '3 Nights In August' - has taken the potential film to Universal, where he has a first-look deal, and he is also gearing up to work with the studio on another book adaptation, 'Lone Survivor', which will see him direct.