Cameron Diaz will star in the film, “My Sister’s Keeper,” based on the novel by Jodi Picoult.
The film My Sister’s Keeper will star Cameron Diaz and is set to begin production on March 3, 2008. Nick Cassavetes will direct the film. Cassavetes has starred in several films including, The Astronaut’s Wife, Face-Off, and Backstreet Dreams. He has also directed many films including: John Q, She’s So Lovely, The Notebook, and Unhook the Stars.
Jeremy Leven wrote the dialog for My Sister’s Keeper. Leven is an author, screenplay writer, director, and producer. Notable accomplishments include his book “Creator,” published in 1982 and his work writing screenplays such as, The Notebook and The Legend of Baggar Vance. He also wrote and produced the movie Alex and Emma, which was released in 2003.
Mark Johnson will be producing the film My Sister’s Keeper. Johnson produced several films in conjunction with Barry Levinson including: Good Morning Vietnam, Rain Man, The Natural, and Diner. More recently, Johnson produced How to Eat Fried Worms and Chronicles of Narnia.
The entire cast for this movie has not yet been determined. However, Cameron Diaz has been cast in the role of Sarah Fitzgerald.
The film is based on Jodi Picoult’s novel “My Sister’s Keeper”. The book tells the story of a family in crisis. Kate Fitzgerald has had acute promyelocytic leukemia since she was a toddler. Sarah and Brian Fitzgerald, Kate’s parents decide to conceive another child, Anna, who will act as a donor for her sister. Anna was made to be an exact genetic match to her sister.
The film begins when Kate is thirteen years old and she is sick, yet again. This time her parents want Anna to donate a kidney to her sister so that she may continue to live. Anna decides to hire a lawyer, Campbell Alexander, and to sue her parents for emancipation and the right to make all of her own medical decisions.
My Sister’s Keeper depicts Kate, Anna, and Jesse’s (the oldest child in the Fitzgerald family) struggle with Kate’s illness. It also depicts Sarah’s struggle, as she represents herself as a former lawyer in the court of law, to fight for Anna’s kidney for Kate. Finally, the film shows the dynamics of the relationship between Campbell Alexander and Anna’s guardian ad litem, Julia Romano.
Another of Jodi Picoult’s novels, “Plain Truth” was made into a Lifetime TV movie, which debuted in 2004 about the investigation surrounding the murder of an infant on an Amish farm.
Keep your eyes open for more information about the film My Sister’s Keeper as it becomes available.
For more information regarding novels written by Jodi Picoult, please visit her website located on the web at: www.jodipicoult.com.
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