Mosquito Coast, The: New Adaptation of Paul Theroux’s Novel to Star Nephew Justin Theroux

A new adaptation of The Mosquito Coast is in the works at Apple.

Justin Theroux will star in the TV series, which is based on the novel by his uncle, Paul Theroux.

The story follows an idealist who uproots his family and moves them to Latin America. Neil Cross is adapting the book for television in addition to serving as showrunner. Cross will also write the first episode of the series with Tom Bissell. Rupert Wyatt will executive produce and direct multiple episodes, including the first episode. Alan Gasmer, Peter Jaysen and Bob Bookman will executive produce, with Fremantle producing.

Justin Theroux’s last TV starring role was in the Netflix limited series “Maniac.” He also starred in the critically-acclaimed HBO series “The Leftovers,” which ended after three seasons on the premium cabler in 2017.

He has starred in many films, including “American Psycho,” “Zoolander,” and “The Girl on the Train.” Theroux also served as an executive producer on the Emmy-winning ABC special “Live in Front of a Studio Audience,” which saw actors recreate classic episodes of the sitcoms “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons.”

As a screenwriter, he has written and/or worked on the screenplays of “Tropic Thunder,” “Iron Man 2,” and “Rock of Ages.”