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December 08, 2014 at 08:41 PM EST

Sources confirm to EW that Jennifer Garner will star in The Tribes of Palos Verdes, the film adaptation of Joy Nicholson’s 1998 young adult novel of the same name.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news. Sources also confirm that Maika Monroe and Tye Sheridan are in final negotiations to star in the Relativity Media film, which follows the ritzy beach community of Palos Verdes.

The show follows two teenagers, Medina (Monroe), and Jim (Sheridan), move to the beach town with their parents. Garner will play the teenagers’ mother, a woman on the brink of a nervous breakdown as the father becomes a surgeon to the stars. D.J. Caruso is set to direct while Karen Croner will pen the screenplay.

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