Emily Blunt in Talks to Join “Not Fade Away”

Emily Blunt is in talks to join Annapurna’s forthcoming drama.

The feature from Annapurna Pictures is based on a 2015 memoir titled Not Fade Away: A Memoir of Senses Lost and Found by Rebecca Alexander. Adapting the screenplay is Lindsey Ferrentino.

The memoir tells the story of a courageous young woman who, due to a rare genetic mutation, is losing her sight and hearing. Despite it all, she battles her prognosis and faces the world head-on. 

The film is produced by Blunt’s husband, John Krasinski, and David O. Russell. According to Deadline, neither of them is wanting to direct the feature. Krasinski will also produce alongside Allyson Seeger via their Sunday Night banner with Russell and Matthew Budman.

Blunt most recent big screen performance was in Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns. She is also set to reprise her role on the sequel to A Quiet Place slated for May 15, 2020.