Lange, Watts Join Coppola’s “Lonely Doll”

Jessica Lange and Naomi Watts will star in “Palo Alto” director Gia Coppola’s film adaptation of Jean Nathan’s 2004 non-fiction book “The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll” for Indigenous Media and Untitled Entertainment.

Merritt Johnson (“Temple Grandin”) adapted the book which follows a journalist’s search for an out-of-print book series from the 1950s and discovers the famed author is now living in a decrepit public hospital in Queens. The journo ultimately spends years piecin together how the author’s life ended up this way.

Jon Avnet, Rodrigo Garcia, Jake Avnet, Bruce Cohen and Jason Weinberg will produce.

Source: THR