R.J. Cutler to Direct Chloe Moretz in IF I STAY

Supernatural drama eyes new director.

Television and documentary filmmaker R.J. Cutler (‘The World According to Dick Cheney,’ ‘Nashville’) is in talks to step behind the camera for ‘If I Stay,’ a film adaptation of Gayle Forman’s young adult novel that has Chloe Moretz attached to star.

Published in 2009, the novel follows “17-year-old Mia (Moretz) as she deals with the aftermath of a catastrophic car accident involving her family. In a coma, Mia has an out-of-body experience, and watches as friends and family gather at the hospital where she is being treated. Mia watches as her memories flash before her eyes as she comes to realize that she must decide if she is to wake up and lead a life far more difficult than she ever anticipated, or to slip away and die.”

‘If I Stay’ will be produced by Denise DiNovi and Alison Greenspan of DiNovi Pictures, with Lionsgate’s Erik Feig and Gillian Bohrer overseeing.