Amy Adams set to star and produce big-screen adaptation of scientist Suzanne Simard’s memoir ‘Finding the Mother Tree’
Amy Adams is expected to star in a film adaptation of Suzanne Simard’s memoir, “Finding The Mother Tree.”
The 46-year-old star will direct the cast and co-produce the upcoming film, which will showcase the scientist’s findings on how fungi and roots facilitate communication and interaction between trees and plants in an ecosystem on the big screen, with Jake Gyllenhaal.
The idea of ââcommunication from Mother Trees was brought up in James Cameron’s âAvatarâ and his tree of souls.
In addition to documenting Simard’s “hard-hitting life”, Adams says the film is a “call to action to protect, understand and connect with the natural world.”
In a statement, she told Deadline, âSuzanne’s novel was an inspiration. Creatively, it excited us with a tale of the awesome power of nature and the compelling parallels in Suzanne’s personal life.
âIt has forever transformed our worldview and the interconnectivity of our environment. ‘Finding The Mother Tree’ is not only a deeply magnificent memoir on a woman’s impactful life, it is also a call to action to protect, understand and connect with the natural world. We are delighted to collaborate with Jake & Riva [Marker, Gyllenhaal’s producing partner] to present the important life story of Suzanne and expand the scope of her groundbreaking work.
Meanwhile, Adams’ next film, “ Woman in the Window, ” is set to hit Netflix on May 14.
The much-delayed thriller was supposed to be released by Disney, but it has been transferred to the streaming giant and will no longer be released for theaters amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Adams is set to play the role of Dr. Anna Fox in the movie, who is hiding in her New York home, where she drinks excessively and spends time spying on her neighbors.
After observing the close bond between the family moving in next door, she longs for a reunion with her own loved ones.
However, things change when she witnesses an act of violence.
In addition to delays due to the global health crisis, director Joe Wright previously revealed that they had to reprise certain scenes because during test screenings some viewers sometimes found the story too complex.
He explained, âThere were some plot points that people found a little confusing – maybe I would say too opaque.
âSo we had to go back and clarify some points, but I also think we tried to make sure we didn’t oversimplify and make things too clear. There’s a pleasure in not knowing what’s going on, but at the same time, you have to give the audience something to hold onto – you have to lead them through the maze of mystery and fear. “
The cast also includes Gary Oldman, Julianne Moore, Anthony Mackie and Tracy Letts (who also wrote the screenplay for the project).