Black List screenwriter Julia Cox (“Do No Harm” and “The Takeaway”) is set to adapt Kristin Hannah’s best-seller “The Great Alone,” for TriStar, The Wrap has exclusively learned.
Elizabeth Cantillon and Laura Quicksilver will produce.
TriStar Pictures preemptively purchased the rights to “The Great Alone” — the follow-up to Hannah’s internationally best-selling novel “The Nightingale,” which sold 4 million copies and was published in 43 languages.
“The Great Alone” novel was released February 6, 2018, and remains strong on the New York Times Bestseller List with nearly a million copies sold.
The novel follows a family struggling to make ends meet who decides to move to Alaska, where they will live off the grid, in a desperate bid to find peace, restoration, freedom. But when the darkness of winter falls, out in the wild, there is no one to save them except themselves. Like Hannah’s “The Nightingale,” which illuminated the women of the French Resistance in World War II France, “The Great Alone” focuses on fiercely independent women in extraordinarily difficult circumstances who must fight each day to survive.
Nicole Brown will oversee for TriStar Pictures. Laura Quicksilver will oversee for the Cantillon Company.
Cox is a winner of the Edward Small Writing Award, the Mary Pickford Award, and the Josh Schwartz Award. She’s represented by APA, Project D Media, and attorney Wayne Alexander.