Kate Bosworth will play the title role in the feature adaptation of Paulo Coelho’s best-seller “Veronika Decides to Die” for Das Films, Palm Star Entertainment and Muse Films says The Hollywood Reporter.
Adapted 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.
Emily Young helms the project which begins shooting this winter in New York.