Among the numerous roles that American-British actress Emily Blunt has been taking on lately from being the Mary Poppins for Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns or preparing to star in A Quiet Place 2, it looks like she might be joining the cast of a new project from Annapurna Pictures.
The film, titled Not Fade Away, was written by Lindsey Ferrentino and is based off of the memoir Not Fade Away: A Memoir of Senses Lost and Found by Rebecca Alexander. The book recounts Alexander’s life with a rare genetic mutation known as Usher Syndrome type III which causes simultaneous loss of sight and hearing starting at childhood. It chronicles the limitations she faced on a physical and mental level while attempting to get the most out of her life regardless. The story has been hailed as both moving and motivating by readers, making for a potentially gripping film.
Not Fade Away will be produced by David O. Russell and Matthew Budman alongside Allyson Seeger and John Krasinski, director of A Quiet Place and husband of Blunt, through production company Sunday Night. Blunt has not yet been confirmed for the role, but the news was reported earlier by The Hollywood Reporter.