Actress Emily Blunt is in talks to star in NOT FADE AWAY which will be jointly produced by David O. Russell and John Krasinski. The project is based on Rebecca Alexander's 2015 memoir "Not Fade Away: A Memoir of Senses Lost and Found". Alexander was born with a rare genetic mutation called Usher syndrome type III and has been simultaneously losing both her sight and hearing since she was a child, reports variety.com.
A fall from a window left her body completely shattered at the age of 18, but over the next two decades, she became a psychotherapist with two masters' degrees and an athlete who teaches spin classes – despite her limited sight and hearing.
Lindsey Ferrentino is adapting the screenplay.
Blunt recently received a Golden Globe and SAG nomination for MARY POPPINS RETURNS. She will next be seen starring in JUNGLE CRUISE opposite Hollywood star Dwayne Johnson.
Krasinski is returning to direct the untitled sequel to horror hit A QUIET PLACE with Blunt, Noah Jupe, and Millicent Simmonds reprising their characters.