Monday, February 12, 2018

The Marsh King's Daughter on the Big Screen!

I posted this great news on my personal page on Facebook, but wanted to let readers of my blog know that The Marsh King's Daughter by Karen Dionne will be coming to the big screen with Oscar winner Alicia Vikander playing the lead role. So exciting!

From Deadline:
The scripted adaptation is by Elle Smith and The Revenant scribe Mark L. Smith. Vikander will play Helena Petterier, who on the surface leads an ideal life with a great husband and a young daughter. She keeps secret her shocking backstory: her mother was kidnapped as a teen, and she was the product of the relationship between captive and tormentor. She lives for 12 years in a life carefully controlled by her kidnapper/father, until he was caught and sent to prison. An escape that leaves two prison guards dead forces her to confront her secret history and she becomes determined to bring down her father, who gave her all the tools she will need. He is the one called the Marsh King, the man who kept a woman and her young daughter captive in the wilderness for years. Sensing the danger this monster poses for her husband and young daughter, she vows to hunt him down. Vikander will be next seen in action mode as she plays Lara Croft in Tomb Raider.

Can't wait! Congratulations, Karen!

1 comment:

Karen Dionne said...

Thank you so very much for the announcement and your congrats! It's so amazing to think that my novel is going to be a major motion picture. (Did I really just type that?) Everyone associated with this project is so talented, I can't wait to see what they do with Helena's story!