Variety reports that Gidden Media and Good Universe have tapped Dakota Johnson to play Elsie Porter in the film version of “Forever, Interrupted: A Novel” by Taylor Jenkins Reid.
Description of the story from Amazon:
Elsie Porter is an average twenty something and yet what happens to her is anything but ordinary. On a rainy New Year’s Day, she heads out to pick up a pizza for one. She isn’t expecting to see anyone else in the shop, much less the adorable and charming Ben Ross. Their chemistry is instant and electric. Ben cannot even wait twenty-four hours before asking to see her again. Within weeks, the two are head over heels in love. By May, they’ve eloped.
Only nine days later, Ben is out riding his bike when he is hit by a truck and killed on impact. Elsie hears the sirens outside her apartment, but by the time she gets downstairs, he has already been whisked off to the emergency room. At the hospital, she must face Susan, the mother-in-law she has never met—and who doesn’t even know Elsie exists.
Interweaving Elsie and Ben’s charmed romance with Elsie and Susan’s healing process, Forever, Interrupted will remind you that there’s more than one way to find a happy ending.
Sounds like an interesting story that will be a good challenge for Dakota as her career starts to really take off. Congrats and good luck to Dakota Johnson.
If you want to learn more about he story, here’s an interview with author Taylor Jenkins Reid.