Universal Pictures has optioned the rights to Goodbye, Vitamin, the 2017 debut novel from Rachel Khong, with Constance Wu attached to star.
Dylan Clark will produce for his Universal-based Dylan Clark Productions. Jennifer Yee McDevitt will adapt the novel, and Wu also will be an executive producer.
Goodbye, Vitamin follows Wu’s character, Ruth Young, who learns that her father, an acclaimed history professor, has lost his job after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Ruth decides to return home and work with one of her father’s former students to stage a fake class so he can continue teaching.
Wu most recently starred in last summer’s hit romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians, and can be seen on ABC’s TV series Fresh Off the Boat, which was recently renewed for another season. In addition, Wu is set to star opposite Jennifer Lopez in the STX comedy Hustlers, which opens on Sept. 13.