‘Finding The Mother Tree’: Amy Adams And Jake Gyllenhall Team Up For Memoir Adaptation

It’s about to be a Nocturnal Animals reunion! Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal, who starred in that 2016 thriller, are reuniting for an adaptation of Suzanne Simard’s forestry memoir Finding The Mother Tree.

Forestry? Yep. The story follows Simard’s research into the discovery of “Mother Trees” and the underground network that connects all trees through a web of fungi. Adams will not only star as Simard but produce the film through her Bond Group Entertainment label. Gyllenhaal will produce, as well.

Doesn’t sound very exciting, does it? But Adams’ producing partner Stacy O’Neil does a pretty good of selling it, saying it “excited us with a narrative about the awe-invoking power of nature and the compelling parallels in Suzanne’s personal life. It forever transformed our views of the world and the interconnectivity of our environment. ‘Finding the Mother Tree’ is not only a deeply beautiful memoir about one woman’s impactful life, it’s also a call to action to protect, understand and connect with the natural world.” [Variety]

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