A few months ago we had a little chat about the upcoming big-screen adaptation of Gayle Forman’s young adult novel If I Stay. Today, we’re here to report (read: to confirm) that Chloe Moretz is officially on board for the whole thing, and that R.J. Cutler is set to direct the project from a script written by Shauna Cross. Head inside to find more details, doesn’t sound bad at all…
So, at this moment we know that Moretz is set to play Mia – a quiet, kind and very musically gifted 17-year-old girl who is torn between two paths in life: her art or her relationship with a boyfriend Adam.
But soon, she’s forced to make an even starker choice between life and death when she is caught in a fatal car accident with her family one snowy morning in Oregon.
Or, if you prefer more details:
The story follows 17-year-old Mia 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.
Anyway, let us also add that (beside Moretz), Dakota Fanning and Emily Browning were in talks to play Mia, while Catherine Hardwicke was once attached to direct, but has been replaced by Heitor Dhalia (who also left the production).
Now, when we have Moretz and Cutler officially on board – we have nothing to worry about, and we’re definitely ready for even more updates!