Cameron Diaz is My Sister’s Keeper

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Cameron Diaz will star in My Sister’s Keeper, a Nick Cassavetes-directed adaptation of the Jodi Picoult novel for New Line Cinema. Shooting will begin early next year.

The drama was written by Jeremy Leven and will be produced by Mark Johnson (“The Chronicles of Narnia” franchise), both of whom made The Notebook with Cassavetes for New Line.

Diaz will play a former defense attorney who returns to the courtroom to defend herself and her husband when they are sued by their 13-year-old daughter for emancipation. The girl was conceived as a genetic match with the hope she could prolong her cancer-ridden sister’s life.