Dakota Fanning in Talks for If I Stay

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Dakota Fanning is in talks to star in Summit Entertainment and producer Denise Di Novi’s If I Stay, says Variety.

Brazilian filmmaker Heitor Dhalia is set to direct. Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight) was previously attached to direct, but dropped out to shoot Red Riding Hood.

Based on Gayle Forman’s novel of the same name, the film is the story of the gifted classical musician Mia and her boyfriend, Adam, an up and coming indie-rock star. Torn between two paths in life, her art or her relationship, Mia is forced to make an even starker choice between life and death when she is caught in a fatal car accident with her family one snowy morning in Oregon.

Shauna Cross wrote the script.