Quinn, Miller ink for "Flipped"

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By Jay A. Fernandez and Nellie Andreeva

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The big-screen adaptation of the young-adult novel "Flipped" is pulling together its extended family.

Aidan Quinn, Penelope Ann Miller, John Mahoney, Anthony Edwards, Rebecca De Mornay and Kevin Weisman are in various stages of commitment to the Rob Reiner-directed feature.

Wendelin Van Draanen's 2001 book revolves around the mutual antagonism and confusing romantic developments of two neighbors, a boy and girl. The story begins in 1957, when the kids are 7, and goes through 1963.

Quinn and Miller will play the girl's parents, and Weisman her mentally challenged uncle. Edwards and De Mornay are cast as the boy's parents, and Mahoney will play his grandfather.

Nora and Delia Ephron originally took on the scripting project in 2006, with Nora Ephron considering directing the project. Eventually, Reiner and writer-producer Andy Scheinman ("Bait," "North") wrote the screenplay for the East of Doheny production.

(Editing by Sheri Linden at Reuters)

 
<p>Actor Aidan Quinn arrives to attend the premiere of the HBO film "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" in New York May 23, 2007. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson</p>