Amy Adams to Produce and Star in 'Finding the Mother Tree' Movie Adaptation
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Amy Adams has already completed filming on The Woman in the Window, which is set to premiere May 14 over at Netflix. We are more than ready to watch her in this made-for-streaming-movie, as we've been chatting about it for a while now.
And while we wait for the killer-thriller, we have some casting news on Adams. She's signed on to produce and star in the movie adaptation of Suzanne Simard’s memoir Finding the Mother Tree, reports ComingSoon.net. The book just released... TODAY!!
Adams will be teaming up with Jake Gyllenhaal, with their two production companies collaborating on bringing the story to screen.
The book revolves around Simard's work as a scientist and her discovery that trees are able to communicate with each other underground via a network of fungi. If this sounds like fiction to you, you're not alone, because Simard's work was ridiculed at first.
But, it seems she's proved those naysayers wrong, with her story not only being heard, but published and soon-ish, made into a movie.
Adams and her production company co-founder Stacy O’Neil released a statement on what drew them to the project, saying that the book “excited us with a narrative about the awe-invoking power of nature and the compelling parallels in Suzanne’s personal life. It forever transformed our views of the world and the interconnectivity of our environment."
Gyllenhaal and his producing partner Riva Marker chimed in, saying in a statement, "Finding the Mother Tree is not only a deeply beautiful memoir about one woman’s impactful life, it’s also a call to action to protect, understand and connect with the natural world."
As well, it seems to go beyond nature, with the statement continuing, "And yet, it manages to be about the things that matter most: the ways we care for each other, fail each other and listen to each other."
This all sounds very twisty and turvy, like the roots of a tree... and we are intrigued to see it all come together.
If you'd like to find out more about the origin story, here's a New York Times review of Suzanne Simard's just released book.
Do you have a favorite book of yours that's been adapted for the big screen?