Emily Blunt is in talks to star in “Not Fade Away,” a feature set up at Annapurna based on a 2015 memoir of the same name that has David O. Russell and John Krasinski attached to produce, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
“Not Fade Away” is based on Rebecca Alexander’s memoir “Not Fade Away: A Memoir of Senses Lost and Found.” Alexander was born with a rare genetic mutation known as Usher syndrome Type III. Starting in her childhood, Alexander slowly started losing both her sight and hearing, with the expectation she would go completely blind and deaf by age 30.
Lindsey Ferrentino is adapting the memoir for Annapurna.
While neither Russell or Krasinski are attached to direct at this point, Krasinski will produce with Allyson Seeger via their Sunday Night banner, and O. Russell will produce with Matthew Budman.
Emily Blunt was last seen in the Golden Globe-nominated “Mary Poppins Returns.” She’s also attached to star in a sequel to 2018’s “A Quiet Place,” which Krasinski is returning to direct. She’ll also be seen in Disney’s “Jungle Cruise.” Both she and Ferrentino are repped by CAA. Ferrentino is also repped by Marnie Podos at Under New Management.
Blunt’s casting was first reported by Deadline.