Sarah Michelle Gellar is in final negotiations to star in the indie drama Veronika Decides to Die, according to Variety.
The story centers on a severely depressed woman who rediscovers her will to live after learning that she has only days left due to the irreparable damage done to her heart as a result of her recent suicide attempt.
Larry Gross and Roberta Hanley adapted the screenplay from Paulo Coelho’s novel.
Emily Young (Kiss of Life) is set to direct the project; Kate Bosworth was previously attached to star.
Sriram Das is producing.