Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Alicia Vikander to Star in The Marsh King's Daughter #book2movies

Alicia Vikander

Alicia Vikander, one of the strong female actors who has taken a proactive approach to her career, forming her own production company, is teaming up The Imitation Game’s director, Morten Tyldum, to star in the upcoming psychological thriller The Marsh King’s Daughter.

Based on the best-selling novel by Karen Dionne, Vikander will play Helena—an everyday woman living an ordinary existence on the surface but underneath keeping the secret of her father’s identity: that of the infamous “Marsh King,” who imprisoned Helena and her mother for years. When her father escapes from prison, Helena has to face the demons that have haunted her. 

Mark L. Smith (The Revenant) and Elle Smith have written the screenplay adaptation. 

Not entirely sure when this one gets rolling, but I’m putting the book, published last June, on my TBR list. 



I’m sure many of you have read The Marsh King’s Daughter  but for those of you who missed it like me, here’s how the publisher—Penguin/RandomHouse— sums it up:
The Marsh King’s Daughter is the mesmerizing tale of a woman who must risk everything to hunt down the dangerous man who shaped her past and threatens to steal her future: her father.  
Helena Pelletier has a loving husband, two beautiful daughters, and a business that fills her days. But she also has a secret: she is the product of an abduction. Her mother was kidnapped as a teenager by her father and kept in a remote cabin in the marshlands of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Helena, born two years after the abduction, loved her home in nature, and despite her father’s sometimes brutal behavior, she loved him, too…until she learned precisely how savage he could be. 
More than twenty years later, she has buried her past so soundly that even her husband doesn’t know the truth. But now her father has killed two guards, escaped from prison, and disappeared into the marsh. The police begin a manhunt, but Helena knows they don’t stand a chance. Knows that only one person has the skills to find the survivalist the world calls the Marsh King—because only one person was ever trained by him: his daughter.

Have you read The Marsh King’s Daughter? Is Alicia Vikander perfect for the part of Helena? Who would you cast as The Marsh King himself? 

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