Altar Identity Studios announced their co-production and financing deal with Donna Gigliotti, Academy Award Best Picture winner for Shakespeare in Love, James Spies and J. E. Craig for the feature film version of 'Big Stone Gap'.
According to a release, based on series of novels by Adriana Trigiani, the film stars Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson and Whoopi Goldberg. Having originally penned the story as a screenplay, Adriana Trigiani makes her directorial debut when filming begins October 19th.
Wade Bradley, Altar Identity Studios' President, commented on the deal, "A great story needs the best people to bring it to life. We are thrilled to partner with Donna Gigliotti, James Spies and J. E. Craig and this incredible cast as they work with Adriana Trigiani to craft her best selling book into a major feature film."
J. E. Craig, added, " Big Stone Gap is the type of series that cries out for feature film adaptation. The books' fans have been eagerly anticipating this announcement and Donna and I are proud to be working with Adriana and Altar Identity Studios to give this story the treatment it truly deserves."
Set in Adriana Trigiani's hometown of Big Stone Gap, Virginia, the novel and its sequels, Big Cherry Holler, Milk Glass Moon, and Home to Big Stone Gap, have met with critical acclaim from the New York Times, USA Today and Publisher's Weekly and sold millions of copies worldwide.
The deal for Big Stone Gap was negotiated by Graham Taylor at WME with Wade Bradley and Helen Rosenberg at Altar Identity Studios.
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