Ben Affleck is set to star in and produce a film adaptation of the book I Am Still Alive for Universal Pictures, according to THR. The script for I Am Still Alive will be written by Lori Evans Taylor, who currently has projects at MGM and Sony. Affleck will produce via his Pearl Street Films.
The novel I Am Still Alive was written by Kate Alice Marshall. Here is how Amazon describes the novel:
“After: Jess is alone. Her cabin has burned to the ground. She knows if she doesn’t act fast, the cold will kill her before she has time to worry about food. But she is still alive—for now.
“Before: Jess hadn’t seen her survivalist, off-the-grid dad in over a decade. But after a car crash killed her mother and left her injured, she was forced to move to his cabin in the remote Canadian wilderness. Just as Jess was beginning to get to know him, a secret from his past paid them a visit, leaving her father dead and Jess stranded.
“After: With only her father’s dog for company, Jess must forage and hunt for food, build shelter, and keep herself warm. Some days it feels like the wild is out to destroy her, but she’s stronger than she ever imagined.
“Jess will survive. She has to. She knows who killed her father…and she wants revenge.”
I Am Still Alive was published by Viking Books back in July and has garnered praise for its female hero. Affleck will reportedly play her father.
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