Kirsten Dunst will make her feature film directorial debut on an independent film adaptation of Sylvia Plath’s iconic 1963 novel “The Bell Jar” at Priority Pictures.
Dunst has adapted the script with Nellie Kim in which Dakota Fanning will play the lead role of Esther Greenwood. Greenwood takes an internship at a magazine in New York City and then begins to suffer a mental breakdown when she returns home to Boston. The novel is the only book ever published by Plath who committed suicide in 1963.
Fanning, Brittany Kahan, Lizzie Friedman, Karen Lauder and Greg Little will produce. Production aims to begin in the first quarter of 2017.