Directing the feature is Neil Burger. Mr. Burger is no stranger in working on book-based project as he was involved with The Illusionist (based on a short story titled Eisenheim the Illusionist by Steven Millhauser), Limitless (based on a novel titled The Dark Fields by Alan Glynn), and Divergent (based on a YA novel of the same name by Veronica Roth). Adapting the book into a screenplay will be Mark L. Smith ( adapted book-based book The Revenant) and Elle Smith.
Teddy Schwarzman, Keith Redmon, and Mark L. Smith will produce the project. This film is a passion project for the producers.
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Here is the goodreads synopsis of The Marsh King's Daughter:
The mesmerizing tale of a woman who must risk everything to hunt down the dangerous man who shaped her past and threatens to steal her future: her father.
Helena Pelletier has a loving husband, two beautiful daughters, and a business that fills her days. But she also has a secret: she is the product of an abduction. Her mother was kidnapped as a teenager by her father and kept in a remote cabin in the marshlands of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Helena, born two years after the abduction, loved her home in nature, and despite her father’s sometimes brutal behavior, she loved him, too…until she learned precisely how savage he could be.
More than twenty years later, she has buried her past so soundly that even her husband doesn’t know the truth. But now her father has killed two guards, escaped from prison, and disappeared into the marsh. The police begin a manhunt, but Helena knows they don’t stand a chance. Knows that only one person has the skills to find the survivalist the world calls the Marsh King–because only one person was ever trained by him: his daughter.
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