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Emily Blunt in Talks to Star in Memoir Adaptation ‘Not Fade Away’ at Annapurna

The Wrap Thursday, 21 March 2019
Emily Blunt in Talks to Star in Memoir Adaptation ‘Not Fade Away’ at AnnapurnaEmily Blunt is in talks to star in “Not Fade Away,” a feature set up at Annapurna based on a 2015 memoir of the same name that has David O. Russell and John Krasinski attached to produce, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

“Not Fade Away” is based on Rebecca Alexander’s memoir “Not Fade Away: A Memoir of Senses Lost and Found.” Alexander was born with a rare genetic mutation known as Usher syndrome Type III. Starting in her childhood, Alexander slowly started losing both her sight and hearing, with the expectation she would go completely blind and deaf by age 30. And then at 18, Alexander fell from a window and was left paralyzed by the accident.

Lindsey Ferrentino is adapting the memoir for Annapurna.

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While neither Russell or Krasinski are attached to direct at this point, Krasinski will produce with Allyson Seeger via their Sunday Night banner, and O. Russell will produce with Matthew Budman.

Emily Blunt was last seen in the Golden Globe-nominated “Mary Poppins Returns.” She’s also attached to star in a sequel to 2018’s “A Quiet Place,” which Krasinski is returning to direct. She’ll also be seen in Disney’s “Jungle Cruise.” Both she and Ferrentino are repped by CAA. Ferrentino is also repped by Marnie Podos at Under New Management.

Blunt’s casting was first reported by Deadline.

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Last seen on the big screen in “Mary Poppins Returns,” Emily Blunt is in now in talks to star in “Not Fade Away.” Based on Rebecca Alexander’s 2015 memoir “Not Fade Away: A Memoir of Senses Lost and Found,” the film is about a girl born with a rare genetic mutation, who lost her sight,...

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