Writers-actors-producers-directors Mark and Jay Duplass are adding yet another prestigious title to their ever-growing multi-hyphenate title: Authors. The brothers have signed a book deal with Ballantine Books to write and publish an untitled collection of essays for a release sometime in 2017.
Like the numerous indies that make up their filmography, the book will find the Duplass brothers reflecting on the messiness of life through the retelling of their own lifelong collaboration, starting with their early days as kids making home movies. According to Variety, the essays will “wrestle with what it means to be a good friend, husband, father and brother, and what it’s like to collaborate so intimately with a sibling that you love but sometimes want to murder.”
Before the book gets here, the two will continue their acclaimed work on television. Jay stars in the Emmy-winning comedy-drama “Transparent,” which starts its second season on Amazon Prime December 11, while Mark is one of the leads on HBO’s “Togetherness,” which the brothers created together. Mark and Jay also signed a four-picture Netflix deal earlier this year.