'Fifty Shades' Star Dakota Johnson Set for 'Forever, Interrupted'

2:54 PM PST 07/10/2014 by Pamela McClintock
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Gidden Media and Good Universe are producing the big-screen adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid's acclaimed debut novel.

Dakota Johnson — star of the upcoming movie version of Fifty Shades of Grey — is attached to star in another book-to-film adaptation, Forever, Interrupted.

Gidden Media and Good Unvierse are teaming to make the movie, about a young woman whose whirlwind marriage is cut short when her husband dies. In coming to terms with the loss, she forms an unlikely relationship with her mother — who doesn't know of her existence.

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Taylor Jenkins Reid wrote the book, which marks her debut novel.

"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," said Amy Baer, who runs Gidden.

Baer will produce Forever, Interrupted, with Johnson executive producing alongside Good Universe chiefs Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake, as well as John Middleton and Roy Lee.

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Added Kahane, "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."
 
Johnson recently wrapped production on Black Mass, starring Johnny Depp. She'll next be in theaters Feb. 13 in Fifty Shades of Grey.

She's repped by WME and Management 360.

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