Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson has signed on to headline the upcoming big screen adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s debut novel Forever, Interrupted.
Amy Baer will produce through her company Gidden Media. Johnson will also serve as executive producer alongside Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake of Good Universe, and John Middleton and Roy Lee. Erin Westerman will oversee the project on behalf of Good Universe.
Forever, Interrupted tells the story of a young woman who elopes after a whirlwind romance and then must face the sudden death of her adoring husband. She must come to terms with his loss while forming an unlikely relationship with his mother who didnt know she existed.
“Taylor’s book is exquisitely written and heart-wrenchingly honest,” says Baer. “Great romantic-drama is so hard to execute, and Taylor nailed it. And Dakota will be exquisite as Elsie, who has to deal with the sudden loss of a great love. She is a deeply thoughtful, sensitive and smart woman and actress.”
Added Kahane, “We’re thrilled that Dakota has come on board as a partner in the film, not only starring, but also taking an active role behind the camera in helping us shape the film.”
Johnson recently wrapped Scott Cooper’s Black Mass opposite Johnny Depp.
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