UPDATE: MAY 21, 2015

Jonathan is developing a new show for Cinemax and director Justin Lin (The Fast and the Furious), inspired by the writings of Bruce Lee. He will executive produce along with Lin and Shannon Lee of Bruce Lee Enterprises. More here.



Jonathan is currently adapting David Menasche’s memoir “The Priority List” at Warner Bros., for Steve Carell, who will also produce the film. To read more about the project, click here.


THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2014. Read more about Jonathan and the film in this piece from the LA Times.

UPDATE: JUNE 2, 2014

At the BookCon panel for THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU with Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, and Shawn Levy.








UPDATE: MAY 3, 2013

On May 11 we start shooting THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOUdirected by Shawn Levy and starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver, Abigail Spencer, Kathryn Hahn, Ben Schwartz, and Timothy Olyphant.

Mike Nichols is in talks to direct ONE LAST THING BEFORE I GO, which will be produced by J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot for Paramount Pictures.

Meanwhile, we are in Charlotte filming season 2 of Banshee, which will air on Cinemax in January 2014.

And I’ve just started making notes for a new novel for Dutton.

I think that’s everything.


New HBO/Cinemax show BANSHEE, created by Jonathan Tropper and David Schickler, premieres January 11, 2013 on Cinemax.  Watch a Trailer here:

UPDATE:  JUNE 13, 2012

—New novel, One Last Thing Before I Go comes out 8/21/12.
One Last Thing has been optioned by Paramount for JJ Abrams.


Big news on many fronts, which is why it’s taken me seven months to update this page.

My new novel (title pending) will be published by Dutton in September, 2012.

GREEN LIGHT!!!: In April we start shooting ten episodes of Banshee, created by me and David Schickler.  David and I are writing all ten episodes, and exec producing along with Alan Ball (True Blood, Six Feet Under), Peter Macdissi (True Blood), and Greg Yaitanes (House). The show will debut on Cinemax in the winter of 2013.  We are currently in the thick of casting.  Numerous articles about it here.

Ed Burns and I are hard at work at independently producing the Book of Joe movie, which we hope to shoot this coming fall.  More on that shortly.

Exciting news on the Everything Changes movie project soon…


Haven’t updated in a while, but there’s a lot going on.  News on novel and TV fronts coming soon.

UPDATE:  MAY 24, 2011

New novel is coming along nicely.  Waiting to hear HBO/Cinemax verdict on mine and Schickler’s TV pilot.  Writing original feature (KODACHROME) for 20th Century Fox.

UPDATE:  MARCH 30, 2011

Still pounding away at something that is starting to resemble a novel. Sold a feature pitch to Dreamworks – here is the mostly accurate Deadline Hollywood article. Warners is meeting with directors for TIWILY. Waiting to hear the fate of mine and Schickler’s HBO pilot script.

UPDATE: October 2010

Working feverishly on new novel.  Turned in HBO pilot with David Schickler (Alan Ball is producing).  Turned in rewrite on TIWILY script for Warner Brothers.  Book tour in Germany week of Oct. 18. See “Events” page for any local appearances.



This Is Where I Leave You paperback has cracked the New York Times Bestseller List for August 1, 2010 at #18!



This Is Where I Leave You comes out in paperback on July 6th 2010.  Jonathan will be on book tour in July and August. Click here for tour info.


Jonathan has signed on to adapt Steve Martin’s novel, The Pleasure of My Company, as a feature film for 20th Century Fox.  Sean Levy will direct.


THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU is #3 on Entertainment Weekly’s list of the top ten novels of 2009!!!


THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU makes the “Best Of 2009″ lists on Amazon.comThe Washington PostThe Los Angeles TimesThe Philadelphia InquirerNPR,Entertainment Weekly’s Shelf Life!


THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU is #14 on Amazon’s list of the Best 100 Books of 2009!


THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU is officially a New York Times Bestseller and an ABA bestseller!


This Is Where I Leave You is released.

TIWILY came out today nationwide, to stellar reviews.  Click here to read them.


Steven Spielberg to Direct Harvey!

Steven Speilberg has committed to directing Harvey, Jonathan’s first screenplay, written for Fox 2000. The film will be a co-production of 20th Century Fox andDreamWorks. Production is planned for early 2010.  Read about it here and here.

This Is Where I Leave You has been voted by Independent booksellers (Indiebound) as an August selection for the Indie Next List!

Jonathan’s new novel, This is Where I Leave You, comes out August 6, 2009.  The novel has been optioned by Warner Brothers Studios, with Jonathan on board as the screenwriter.  For book tour dates, click here.

Jonathan is currently writing a remake of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Harvey, for Fox 2000.

How To Talk To A Widower has been optioned by Paramount Pictures for the production company of Lorne Michaels and John Goldwyn. Scott Frank (Get Shorty, Marley & Me) will write and direct. To read about the project, click here.

Everything Changes is in development at Sony Pictures for Maguire Entertainment. Tobey Maguire and Wendy Finerman (Forest Gump, Devil Wears Prada) will produce, based on a screenplay by Peter Hedges (Dan In Real Life, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape). Peter Hedges will direct. Click here to read more.