Not all adaptations hit the mark but the movie based on Matthew Quick’s Silver Lining’s Playbook ended up being a major success story. Nominated for 8 Academy Awards—including one for the screenplay adaptation written by director David O. Russell—Silver Linings Playbook ended up winning Jennifer Lawrence her first Best Actress Oscar. That’s the kind of lightning Emma Stone, now attached to play Portia in an upcoming adaptation of Matthew Quick’s most recent book, has got to hope happens twice. Released this past June, I haven’t read Love May Fail yet. Have you?
“Portia Kane is having a meltdown. After escaping her ritzy Florida life and her cheating pornographer husband, she finds herself back in South Jersey, a place that remains largely unchanged from the years of her unhappy youth. Lost and alone, looking for the goodness she believes still exists in the world, Portia sets off on a quest to save the one man who always believed in her—and in all of his students: her beloved high school English teacher, Mr. Vernon, who has retired broken and alone after a traumatic classroom incident.
No word on a director yet, but with Emma Stone attached, that announcement can’t be far behind. Have you read the book? Is the casting spot on? Or an epic fail?Will a sassy nun, an ex-heroin addict, a metalhead little boy, and her hoarder mother help or hurt Portia’s chances on this quest to resurrect a good man and find renewed hope in the human race? Love May Fail is a story of the great highs and lows of existence: the heartache and daring choices it takes to become the person you know (deep down) you are meant to be.