A distributor has not yet been set. Adams and O'Neil and Gyllenhaal and Marker will produce the project, with Noah Stahl overseeing for Nine Stories and Kate Clifford for Bond Group Entertainment.
Simard’s work has been praised as having “planetary significance,” and is said to have influenced creative works including James Cameron's "Avatar" (the Tree of Souls) and author Richard Powers. Recounting her groundbreaking and once-ridiculed research, the book is described as a dazzling scientific detective story about the woman who first discovered how trees communicate underground through an immense web of fungi.
Production companies fronted by Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal have landed adaptive rights to scientist Suzanne Simard's memoir "Finding the Mother Tree."
Gyllenhaal and his Nine Stories partner Riva Marker called the project "part charming memoir, part crash course in forest ecology. 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. After the last year and a half, its lessons about motherhood, connection and the natural world are more timely than ever, and we are thrilled to partner with Amy, Stacy and their company, and Suzanne Simard to adapt this majestic story to film.”
Adams is represented by WME, Linden Entertainment, Narrative and Sloane Offer Weber & Dern, as is Bond Group. Nine Stories is represented by WME and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman. Simard is represented by Idea Architects and WME.
It forever transformed our views of the world and the interconnectivity of our environment. '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." Adams and Bond Group co-founder Stacy O’Neil said the book "excited us with a narrative about the awe-invoking power of nature and the compelling parallels in Suzanne’s personal life.
Bond Group's credits include HBO's award-winning limited series "Sharp Objects." They are currently in pre-production for Netflix's "Kings of America" and Entertainment One's "Willa of the Wood."
In a competitive situation, Adams' Bond Group Entertainment and Gyllenhaal's Nine Stories scored the the book, published today via Knopf. The project is being developed by both companies with Adams set to star.
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Jordan and Sylvester Stallone's returns to the ring, is looking to take in $56 million from 3,359 North American locations for its Wednesday-Sunday opening. The first "Creed" installment debuted to $42 million over the Thanksgiving weekend in 2015. For best live-action debut, "Creed II" will knock out 2007's "Enchanted," starring Amy Adams, which earned $49 million. "Creed II," which marks Michael. It'll mark the best Thanksgiving opening for a live-action film, as the top six spots for Thanksgiving openers belong to animated Disney films. The MGM film earned $14.129 million on Friday for a three-day estimate of $53.6 million. B.
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Reilly and Sarah Silverman reprise their roles in the sequel, with newcomers Taraji P. Henson and Gal Gadot rounding out the cast. John C. "Ralph Breaks the Internet" just barely topped 2012's “Wreck-It Ralph,” which opened with $49 million over three days on its way to $189 million domestically and $471 million worldwide.
Sony's "The Front Runner" made its final expansion to 807 locations this weekend and should bring in a lukewarm $650,000 for a cume of $1.05 million. The Participant Media and DreamWorks Pictures film has been hit by controversy over Mortensen’s use of the N-word at a Q&A earlier this month, with the star subsequently apologizing. Peter Farrelly's "Green Book," starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali, also expanded to 1,063 sites, but is expected to yield just $7 million over the five-day weekend.
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