The movie adaptation of Gayle Forman’s 2009 best selling YA title, If I Stay, (Penguin), began production in Vancouver, B.C. this week. The author has been tweeting her excitement from the set (“Today’s embarrassing #IfIStayMovie Moment: I see Mia’s family house for first time, burst into tears. This makes director @rjcutler happy.”)
The film stars Choe Moretz as Mia (currently as the lead in the movie Carrie); Jamie Blackley (Snow White And The Huntsman, The Fifth Estate) as Adam, the male lead; Mirella Enos as Kat, Mia’s mother; Joshua Leonard as Denny Hall, Mia’s father and Stacy Keach as Gramps. Director R. J Cutler, is known for his documentaries, including the Emmy-award-winning American High.