Alexandra Daddario to lead Can You Keep a Secret adaptation
Alexandra Daddario (Baywatch, San Andreas) is set to star in the adaptation of Can You Keep a Secret?, based on the New York Times bestselling book by Sophie Kinsella, Deadline has confirmed. Elise Duran (Finding Sarah, LA Shrinks) will direct the feature and Daddario will executive produce.
Daddario is playing Emma Corrigan, a girl with a few secrets. On a turbulent plane ride, thinking she’s about to die, Emma spills them all to the handsome stranger sitting next to her. At least, she thought he was a stranger. But then Jack Harper, her company’s young and elusive CEO, arrives at the office. It’s him. And he knows every single humiliating detail about Emma.
Kinsella commented: “I’m absolutely thrilled that Can You Keep a Secret? is going to become a movie and I know my readers around the world will look forward to it just as much as I do. I am very excited that Alexandra Daddario is to play Emma and I can’t wait to see the story come alive on screen.”
Duran will direct from the adapted screenplay by Peter Hutchings (The Outcasts, The Last Keepers). Claude Dal Farra, Brice Dal Farra, and Brian Keady will produce for BCDF Pictures. Charles Miller will executive produce alongside Daddario.
Kinsella is best known for her Shopaholic book series and Can You Keep a Secret? has sold over four million copies. Her work was previously adapted in 2009 with Confessions of a Shopaholic, starring Krysten Ritter (Marvel’s Jessica Jones), Isla Fisher, and Hugh Dancy.
Daddario’s upcoming projects include the drama thriller We Have Always Lived in the Castle, due out this year, the action thriller Nomis starring Henry Cavill and Minka Kelly, and the drama I Am Not a Bird, based on the book by Catherine Hanrahan.