Variety has reported that the If I Stay (Gayle Forman) film adaptation has steamed ahead with the news that both a star and director are currently in talks for the film.
Dakota Fanning, one of the greatest child (now a young lady) actors of cinematic history is circling the role of cello prodigy, Mia.
The director, Heitor Dhalia, has signed on the dotted line. The Brazilian director replaces one of the initial driving forces (the other being screenwriter Shauna Cross) behind Summit's push to bring this story to the screen, Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke.
Dhalia has a few film credits to his name in his native country, including newest release Adrift. What struck me about the footage encapsulated into the trailer for this movie is 1) the almost magical use of natural life and 2) framing of the camera - he clearly has an eye and works with a talented team. I believe both of these aspects will be essential in depicting the other worldliness of Mia's predicament.
As for Dakota...is there any doubt she'll knock this out of the park?
Who would you like to see cast as Adam? A recognisable face or an unknown?