Gidden Media and Good Universe announced today that Dakota Johnson is attached to star in the film adaptation of Forever, Interrupted, the acclaimed debut novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid.
Amy Baer will produce through her company Gidden Media. Johnson will also serve as executive producer alongside Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake of Good Universe, and John Middleton and Roy Lee. Erin Westerman will oversee the project on behalf of Good Universe.
Forever, Interrupted tells the story of a young woman who elopes after a whirlwind romance and then must face the sudden death of her adoring husband. She must come to terms with his loss while forming an unlikely relationship with his mother - who didn't know she existed.
Producer Amy Baer had this to say about the story in a statement.
"Taylor's book is exquisitely written and heart-wrenchingly honest. Great romantic-drama is so hard to execute, and Taylor nailed it. And Dakota will be exquisite as Elsie, who has to deal with the sudden loss of a great love. She is a deeply thoughtful, sensitive and smart woman and actress."
Producer Nathan Kahane also added his own statement.
"We're thrilled that Dakota has come on board as a partner in the film, not only starring, but also taking an active role behind the camera in helping us shape the film."
Forever, Interrupted was first published in July 2013 by Atria Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster (CBS). Jenkins Reid's latest book After I Do: A Novel published by Washington Square Press went on sale July 1, 2014.