LOS ANGELES – Creator Alice Sebold’s memoir, Fortunate, is now not headed for the massive display screen.
That is within the wake of the exoneration final week of Mr Anthony Broadwater, 61, who served 16 years in jail for Sebold’s rape.
Leisure journal Selection reported final week that the film was dropped after shedding its financing months in the past, in line with a supply near the manufacturing.
Insiders additionally mentioned that actress Victoria Pedretti, finest identified for her position as Love Quinn in Netflix sequence You (2018 to current), was now not concerned within the movie.
In 1999, a yr after Mr Broadwater was launched, Sebold, 58, printed her memoir in regards to the rape, which occurred when she was 18, and the way the trauma had formed her life.
Fortunate kicked off her writing profession and he or she went on to pen best-seller The Beautiful Bones, printed in 2002. The novel in regards to the rape and homicide of a teenage woman was tailored right into a Oscar-nominated film in 2009, directed by Peter Jackson and starring Saoirse Ronan.
A New York Instances article final week after the exoneration of Mr Broadwater detailed how the movie’s govt producer Timothy Mucciante raised issues in regards to the occasions within the e book and left the challenge in June.
Mr Mucciante “started to query the story that the film was based mostly on earlier this yr, after he seen discrepancies between the memoir and the script”, it wrote.
He employed a personal investigator to look at the proof in opposition to Mr Broadwater, which included a way of microscopic hair evaluation that has now been discredited, and performed a vital position in getting Mr Broadwater’s conviction re-examined.
Mr Mucciante mentioned: “I began having some doubts, not in regards to the story that Alice instructed about her assault, which was tragic, however the second a part of her e book in regards to the trial, which did not dangle collectively.”
A spokesperson for Scribner, Sebold’s writer, instructed British newspaper The Guardian final week that “neither Alice Sebold nor Scribner has any remark. Scribner has no plans to replace the textual content of Fortunate at the moment”.