Will produce and star in Somalia drama…
‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ star Rooney Mara is set to produce and star in an adaptation of Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett’s New York Times bestseller ‘A House in the Sky’ for Annapurna Pictures.
‘A House in the Sky’ is the dramatic and redemptive memoir of Amanda Lindhout, whose deep passion for exploration of the world’s most remote and perilous places, took an unexpected turn when she was abducted in 2008 in Mogadishu, Somalia by a rebel terrorist group. An astoundingly intimate and harrowing account of Lindhout’s fifteen months in captivity, A House in the Sky illuminates the psychology, motivations, and desperate extremism of her captors all the while as she is kept in chains, nearly starved, and subjected to unthinkable abuse.
“Rooney Mara is someone whose talent and adventurous spirit I admire deeply. I’m thrilled that she’s teaming with Annapurna Pictures to bring ‘A House in the Sky’ to the screen. I can’t imagine a better match,” said Lindhout.
Annapurna’s Megan Ellison will produce alongside Mara, with Chelsea Barnard overseeing development.