Ben Affleck To Star In Survival Drama ‘I Am Still Alive’ | Film News
Per Deadline, Universal Pictures has won a bidding war for the rights to adapt Kate Alice Marshall‘s novel I Am Still Alive into a movie, which has Ben Affleck attached to star.
Described as a mix between The Revenant and Wild, the novel follows a teenage girl named Jess who is involved in car crash which kills her mother and leaves her injured. She then moves in with her off-the-grid father in the Californian wilderness, but certain events mean she is soon left stranded with just her father’s dog for company, and she must figure out ways to stay alive.
Affleck has signed on to play the father, and he is also reportedly close to finalising a deal to also produce the film through his Pearl Street Films banner. Lori Evans Taylor, who penned the upcoming Bed Rest, will adapt the script from Marshall’s novel.
It’s the latest project for Affleck, who, in addition to this, also has upcoming roles lined up such as Dee Rees‘ Mudbound follow-up The Last Thing He Wanted, another collaboration with his Accountant director Gavin O’Connor titled Torrance, and J.C. Chandor’s Triple Frontier, a violent heist film that will debut on Netflix sometime in March.
The Revenant and Wild comparisons sound spot on for I Am Still Alive, and like those two films, this is the kind of gruelling but rewarding project any actor would love to get, so there will be plenty of young actresses lining up to take on the lead role alongside Affleck.