Catherine Hardwicke To Direct THE AGE OF MIRACLES

Age of MiraclesLast summer’s big debut from Random House was The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker, a crossover sci-fi novel about a girl growing up at the time of a developing disaster caused by the gradual slowing of the earth’s rotation. It became a librarian favorite and went on to appear on several best books lists.

Optioned before publication, the next step in the often rocky road to the screen has been announced; Catherine Hardwicke is now set to direct the adaptation. Hardwicke directed the first Twilight movie, as well as Red Riding Hood, Thirteen and Lords of Dogtown and was attached to direct The Maze Runner, but Word & Film reports she left that project in favor of The Age of Miracles. The Maze Runner is now moving ahead with Wes Ball as director.

Hardwicke was also once attached to direct a movie based on Gayle Foreman’s If I Stay, but that project is now in limbo. In January, the author told  Entertainment Weekly that Chloe Moretz might star, but admitted, “I feel like Hollywood is that boyfriend that keeps breaking my heart … I’ve heard things about dates and pre-production about when things were happening, but there’s been nothing that’s been certain. And I’ve heard it so many times before I don’t know.” Meanwhile, Moretz, who stars in the upcoming new adaptation of Carrie, is in talks to join Charlize Theron in the film of Gillian Flynn’s Dark Places.

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