Kate Bosworth will play the title role in Emily Young's feature adaptation of Paulo Coelho's best-seller "Veronika Decides to Die" for Das Films, Palm Star Entertainment and Muse Films.
In the drama, written for the screen by Larry Gross ("We Don't Live Here Anymore") and Roberta Hanley ("Woundings"), Bosworth will play a woman who wakes up in a mental institution after a failed suicide attempt. She discovers that she has a weakened heart and only days to live. The film follows her recovery as she finds true love and a newfound will to survive.
Bosworth stars opposite Sigourney Weaver in the drama "The Girl in the Park," which premiered Sunday at the Toronto International Film Festival and marks the directorial debut of Pulitzer Prize-winning "Proof" playwright David Auburn. Bosworth rose to fame as Lois Lane in "Superman Returns" and next will be seen starring in "21" opposite Jim Sturgess and Kevin Spacey for Columbia Pictures.
WOW, I'm actually really excited about this. Paulo Coelho is one of the best writers out there!