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Jena Malone is set to star in A Moment to Remember, a romantic drama about a young married woman stricken with a disease that begins to wipe away her memory, forcing her husband to desperately try to give her one last memory of their love.
Ben Lewin, director of the acclaimed indie drama The Sessions (2012), will helm the film for Sobini Films from a script by Lewin and Susannah Grant (Erin Brockovich).
Brian O’Shea’s The Exchange is selling the film to foreign buyers at the Cannes Film Festival, where Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon, starring Malone opposite Elle Fanning, makes its much-anticipated world premiere next week. Malone also starred in The Hunger Games franchise.
Sobini Films’ Mark Amin is producing A Moment to Remember alongside Cami Winikoff and Scott Lambert.
“Jena is honest and vulnerable with an authentic presence,” said Lewin.
The project is based on a Japanese TV series called Pure Soul broadcast on Yomiuri TV. In 2004, it was turned into a successful Korean film produced by CJ Entertainment and Sidus FNH Corporation.
Sobini’s past slate includes Miles Ahead, Good Kill and Frida.
Malone is repped by Gersh.
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