Have you read the book from Francois Lelord? Published in France in 2002, as Le Voyage d'Hector ou la recherche du bonheur, the novel came out in English as Hector and the Search for Happiness in 2010. The screen version is currently filming.
From Barnes and Noble -
|Rosamund Pike, Pride & Prejudice|
|Simon Pegg in Paul|
the psychiatrist searching the world for happiness.
He's joined by Rosamund Pike, Stellan Skarsgard, Christopher Plummer plus just added today, Toni Collette and Jean Reno. Tinker Lindsay wrote the script based on Lelord's book. By the way, Lelord is a psychiatrist who has practiced around the world. He wrote a sequel, Hector and the Search for Love, but as far as I know he remains a practicing psychiatrist based in Paris.
By the way according to Tinker Lindsay's website, Lindsay also has a screenplay based on Deborah Moggach's Tulip Fever in development. It's possible that the successful adaptation of Moggach's Best Exotic Marigold Hotel will get that project moving too... if it does I hope the film works better than the book. Read my take on Tulip Fever here.
I'm reposting this for readers who take part in the Dreaming of France meme over at An Accidental Blog. It's one of my faves.