Here's a short interview with Iain Reid, after the official announcement that Charlie will be adapting his novel for Netflix.
The beginning of the article is inaccurate--Charlie has won one Oscar, for the Eternal Sunshine screenplay--but the rest of the piece is nice.
"I was really excited he had read it, and over the course of several months, the more we talked, the more it became a possibility that he could potentially write the screenplay and direct it, and I was delighted if that could happen.
"I had always been a fan of his, but after talking to him, if I could have picked anyone, any contemporary filmmaker, he would have been the one," explained the Queen's University alumni, who found Kaufman to be a "nice, kind, smart person" during their conversations.
"I feel lucky and fortunate that he's the one doing it." (Source)