Nicole Kidman has signed on as star and producer for the film adaptation of A.S.A. Harrison’s posthumous novel, The Silent Wife (Penguin Canada).
Kidman’s production company, Blossom Films, was responsible for the 2010 adaptation of David-Lindsay Abaire’s play Rabbit Hole. For The Silent Wife, Blossom Films is partnering with Mazur/Kaplan, a production company that specializes in print-to-screen adaptations (Return to Nim’s Island, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand).
Harrison died months before the breakout success of her debut novel, a psychological thriller that has spent months on various bestseller lists and been translated in more than 20 languages. A public memorial to celebrate Harrison’s life and the success of The Silent Wife is happening tonight at Toronto’s Art Gallery of Ontario from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.