Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal are working together again this time to adapt a groundbreaking real-life story. The couple are both producing a film based on the memoirs of researcher Suzanne Simard Finding the mother treewhen Adams is set as a star.
In reports described as a competitive battle, Adams and Bond Group founder Stacy O’Neil, along with Gyllenhaal and her Nine Story partner Riva Marker, brought Simard’s memoirs to life. Simard is known for his research that revealed how trees communicate underground through a network of fungi. His work was mocked, but was later praised for having “planetary significance.”
Amy Adams and Stacy O’Neil said in a statement that the book “inspired us with a story about the awe-inspiring power of nature and compelling parallels in Suzanne’s personal life. It forever changed our view of the world and the interconnectivity of our environment. “Finding the Mother Tree” is not only deeply reminiscent of one woman’s impressive life, but it is also a call to action to protect, understand, and connect with the natural world. “
Gyllenhaal and Marker called the project “part of a charming memoir, part of a crash course in forest ecology. And yet, it manages to address the things that matter most: the ways we care, fail, and listen to each other. more relevant than ever, and we are excited about the partnership with Amy, Stacy and their club, and Suzanne Simard to fit this majestic story into the film. ”
Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal previously worked with the 2016 film Tom Ford, Nocturnal animals.