Kate Bosworth will play the title role in Emily Young’s feature adaptation of Paulo Coelho’s best-seller Veronika Decides to Die for Das Films, Palm Star Entertainment and Muse Films.
In the drama, written for the screen by Larry Gross (We Don’t Live Here Anymore) and Roberta Hanley (Woundings), Bosworth will play a woman who wakes up in a mental institution after a failed suicide attempt. She discovers that she has a weakened heart and only days to live. The film follows her recovery as she finds true love and a newfound will to survive.
“Veronika” will be produced and financed by Das head Sriram Das and Muse owner Chris Hanley, and executive produced by Palm Star CEO Kevin Frakes. Principal photography begins this winter in New York.