Gold Circle is behind the adaptation, which was written by Jason Fuchs and will be directed by Scott Speer.
Described as “The Fault in Our Stars” meets “The Sixth Sense,” the film is set after a cataclysmic event that has torn apart the barrier between our world and the next, leaving “Remnants,” ghost-like essences of the deceased as part of everyday life.
After years of quiet coexistence with the living, a Remnant sends a threatening message to a young girl, propelling her on a mission with consequences that will forever change the course of her life.
The film is considered a springboard for a possible franchise.
“Break My Heart 1,000 Times” will be produced by Paul Brooks, with Scott Niemeyer, Brad Kessell and Fuchs executive producing. Good Universe will handle international sales.
Steinfeld earned her first Oscar nomination for her feature film debut in the Coen Brothers’ “True Grit.” She’ll next be seen in “Pitch Perfect 2,” also a Gold Circle production. She is represented by Coast to Coast and ICM.
Fuchs is repped by Brookside Artist Management and WME.