News

Annapurna Pictures Teams Up with Rooney Mara for A House in the Sky

Source:   Annapurna Pictures
June 25, 2014


After a competitive pursuit, Annapurna Pictures, in tandem with actress Rooney Mara, has optioned the New York Times bestseller "A House in the Sky" by co-authors Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett. The memoir will be developed as a starring vehicle for Mara, who will also serve as a producer alongside Annapurna’s Megan Ellison. Annapurna’s Chelsea Barnard will be the executive overseeing the day-to-day development and production of the project.

"A House in the Sky" is the dramatic and redemptive memoir of Amanda Lindhout, whose deep passion for exploration of the world's most remote and perilous places, took an unexpected turn when she was abducted in 2008 in Mogadishu, Somalia by a rebel terrorist group. An astoundingly intimate and harrowing account of Lindhout’s fifteen months in captivity, "A House in the Sky" illuminates the psychology, motivations, and desperate extremism of her captors all the while as she is kept in chains, nearly starved, and subjected to unthinkable abuse. Published by Scribner, "A House in the Sky" is an international bestseller and was named by Amazon as one of the top 10 books published in 2013. The book was first brought to the attention of Mara through her team at Management 360 who then approached Annapurna.

"Rooney Mara is someone whose talent and adventurous spirit I admire deeply. I'm thrilled that she's teaming with Annapurna Pictures to bring 'A House in the Sky' to the screen. I can't imagine a better match," says Lindhout.

Rooney Mara is best known for her Academy Award-nominated performance in the David Fincher adaptation of the Steig Larsson trilogy The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. She recently wrapped production alongside Cate Blanchett in Carol, the adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's romance novel "The Price of Salt" directed by Todd Haynes. Mara is currently filming Pan where she portrays Tiger Lily in Joe Wright's origin story of the classic "Peter Pan."


| 0 comments | Add a comment

From Around the Web

comments powered by Disqus
Latest Headlines:

New Video Reveals Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice's Batmobile Chase
Bloodborne Coming to the PlayStation 4 on February 6
Interview: Scott Frank Tackles Lawrence Block's A Walk Among the Tombstones
Synopsis Revealed for Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season Two, Episode Three
Dennis Haysbert Joins Both Dead Rising and Ted 2
The New Trailer for Jason Reitman's Men, Women & Children
Animated Miniseries Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles Heads to Machinima in 2015
Focus World Takes Ruth & Alex
Kate Mara Sought for Ridley Scott's The Martian
Gotham Reveals a Dozen New Images from Episode Two, 'Selina Kyle'
John Leguizamo Heads to Meadowland
New Images, Promo for The Flash Focus on Tom Cavanagh's Dr. Harrison Wells
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Reveals More Than 20 New Images
Doctor Who Star Matt Smith Joins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Interview: Author Dennis Lehane on Expanding The Drop Into a Full Screenplay
Paranormal Activity 5 Gets a New Title, Shuffles Release Dates with Scouts vs. Zombies
New Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Set Photos Reveal the Batmobile in Action!
Matthew McConaughey is Looking to the Stars on the New Interstellar Poster

Follow ComingSoon.net on Twitter
MOST ACTIVE
From our partners