Kingston Author’s Netflix Adaptation Lands Captain Marvel’s Brie Larson

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As first reported by Deadline.com, award winning actress Brie Larson has been cast to star in the Netflix adaptation of Kingston author Iain Reid’s novel ‘I’m Thinking Of Ending Things’.

Adapted and directed by Charlie Kaufman, the 2016 novel – as described by Deadline – centers around the character of Jake, “who is on a road trip to meet his parents on their secluded farm with his girlfriend (Larson), who is thinking of ending things. When Jake makes an unexpected detour leaving her stranded, a twisted mix of palpable tension, psychological frailty and sheer terror ensues.”

Author Iain Reid confirmed the news in a Twitter post yesterday, writing: “Happy to announce that the brilliant Brie Larson will star in ITOET.”

Reid has also sold the film rights to his most recent novel ‘Foe‘ months before it was released.

In an interview with VICE, ‘Foe’ was described as being about “a husband and wife tend to a dilapidated middle-of-nowhere farm in the climate change-scarred near-future when a stranger arrives with disturbing news.”


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Local book worms may also be especially interested in Iain Reid’s ‘The Truth About Luck (What I Learned on my Road Trip with Grandma’, based on its description on Amazon:

“Iain Reid, author of the highly popular coming-of-age memoir One Bird’s Choice, accompanies his grandmother on a five-day vacation — which turns out to be a “staycation” at his basement apartment in Kingston. While the twenty-eight-year-old writer is at the beginning of his adult life, his ninety-two-year-old grandmother is nearing the end of hers. Between escorting his grandma to local attractions and restaurants, the two exchange memories and she begins to reveal details of her inspiring life story.”

You can catch Iain Reid at Kingston’s Grand Theatre on December 11, where local singer Kathleen Edwards will perform a selection of her music and Iain will share a variety of short excerpts from his books. Find out more at kingstongrand.ca.

Brie Larson, who won the Academy Award, Golden Globe, and a BAFTA for her starring role in 2015’s “Room” alongside Canadian child actor Jacob Tremblay, is set to blow up movie screens in her role as Captain Marvel when it hits theaters March 8, 2019. (See its second trailer that was released on Monday)

Among other credits, Charlie Kaufman was the executive producer and writer of Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (screenplay).

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