Julianne Moore will start and “Transparent” creator Jill Soloway is set to write and direct a feature film adaptation of “Mothertrucker,” the memoir of award-winning essayist Amy Butcher for Makeready and Focus Features.
The story chronicles Amy Butcher’s chance friendship with Joy Mothertrucker (Moore) a fifty-year-old Instagram celebrity and America’s one and only female ice road trucker, who spent thirteen years driving big rigs through the “deadliest road in America”.
Inspired by Joy’s optimism and bravery in the face of danger, Amy flies to Alaska and joins her on an incredible journey through the heart of the Alaskan wilderness. The memoir tells the true story of two determined women who find solace and strength in each other, in the unforgiving outdoors.
Soloway, Moore and Andrea Sperling will produce. The book will be published in early 2022. Soloway signed to write and direct “Red Sonja” for Millennium Films back in June.