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Dakota Johnson film ‘Forever, Interrupted’ gets a writer
“Fifty Shades of Grey” star Dakota Johnson lined up her next book-to-screen project last summer when she was cast in an adaptation of “Forever, Interrupted.” Now the film finally has a screenwriter: Tricia McAlpin, a comedian, actress and writer. Her credits include episodes of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and the spinoff of upcoming Paul Feig comedy “The Heat.”
“Forever, Interrupted” is the debut novel from Taylor Jenkins Reid, published in 2013. The book tells the story of a young woman who elopes after a whirlwind romance and then must face the sudden death of her husband. She begins grieving with her mother-in-law — who didn’t even know she existed.
Producer Amy Baer said of McAlpin, “Not only is she an inspired writer with a singular voice, but she has a personal connection to the subject matter and will bring a tremendous amount of emotion to the adaptation. Coupled with her wicked sense of humor, Tricia will strike the perfect balance of comedy and pathos — which was always our goal for this beautiful book.”