Keira Knightley'Greenberg' director Noah Baumbach has landed his next big project.

According to an exclusive report from the Wrap, the writer-director, who received an Oscar nomination for penning the 2005 hit 'The Squid and the Whale,' will helm 'The Emperor's Children,' based on the novel by Claire Messud. He'll take over for Ron Howard, who was previously attached to direct.

Meanwhile, stars Keira Knightley, Eric Bana and Richard Gere are in negotiations to join the project, although it remains unclear which roles they would play. Keira Knightley'Greenberg' director Noah Baumbach has landed his next big project.

According to an exclusive report from the Wrap, the writer-director, who received an Oscar nomination for penning the 2005 hit 'The Squid and the Whale,' will helm 'The Emperor's Children,' based on the novel by Claire Messud. He'll take over for Ron Howard, who was previously attached to direct.

Meanwhile, stars Keira Knightley, Eric Bana and Richard Gere are in negotiations to join the project, although it remains unclear which roles they would play.

The Sept. 11-themed story revolves around three Ivy league graduates dealing with the pressures of entering their '30s.

Baumbach's 'Greenberg,' starring Ben Stiller, is in theaters now.

Knightley, meanwhile, has a number of projects in the works, inlcuding 'Last Night,' opposite Sam Worthington and Eva Mendes. Richard Gere's 'Brookyln's Finest' is in theaters now, while Eric Bana recently joined Cate Blanchett in 'Hanna' from director Joe Wright ('Pride & Prejudice'; 'Atonement').
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