Courtney Hunt To Adapt Northline

Writer/Director Courtney Hunt (2008 Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner “Frozen River”) has set up her next project – the drama “Northline” for Sharp Independent says The Hollywood Reporter.

Based on Willy Vlautin’s novel, the story centers on a woman who flees Las Vegas and a troubled life with her boyfriend for a new start in Reno, Nevada.

She also begins to seek comfort via imaginary conversations with Paul Newman. While Vlautin sent a copy of the book to Newman, Hunt said she hasn’t determined how literally to render that plot element.