Sarah Polley To Adapt Margaret Atwood's 'Alias Grace'
Sarah Polley, the nice blonde lady from Zack Snyder's Dawn of the Dead, will adapt Margaret Atwood's historical novel Alias Grace.
To be fair, Polley has done other things besides be in a pretty okay zombie movie. She's directed two feature films, Away from Her (which hit theaters in 2006 and earned her an Oscar nod for Best Adapted Screenplay) and Take This Waltz (which is getting positive reviews on the festival circuit).
Here's a bit about the novel, from Amazon:
In 1843, a 16-year-old Canadian housemaid named Grace Marks was tried for the murder of her employer and his mistress. The sensationalistic trial made headlines throughout the world, and the jury delivered a guilty verdict. Yet opinion remained fiercely divided about Marks--was she a spurned woman who had taken out her rage on two innocent victims, or was she an unwilling victim herself, caught up in a crime she was too young to understand? Such doubts persuaded the judges to commute her sentence to life imprisonment, and Marks spent the next 30 years in an assortment of jails and asylums, where she was often exhibited as a star attraction. In Alias Grace, Margaret Atwood reconstructs Marks's story in fictional form.
Oh hey, and Polley is Canadian! So that'll help, I guess.
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