Emmy Rossum will portray a selfish college student who gains a new purpose when she takes a job caring for a woman (Hilary Swank) afflicted with ALS, a.k.a Lou Gehrig's disease.
George C. Wolfe (Nights in Rodanthe) is directing from a screenplay by Shana Feste and Jordan Roberts, based on Michelle Wildgen's debut novel. Hilary Swank is also producing alongside Molly Smith, Denise Di Novi, and Alison Greenspan.
No production schedule was given. Emmy Rossum will next be seen in Warner Bros.' Beautiful Creatures and Season 3 of Shameless on Showtime.