Published On: Wed, May 5th, 2021

Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal set to collaborate on adaptation of book Finding The Mother Tree

Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal set to collaborate on adaptation of Suzanne Simard’s Finding The Mother Tree … which Adams will star in

Amy Adams will star in a film adaptation of scientist Suzanne Simard’s new memoir Finding the Mother Tree, and co-produce the movie with Jake Gyllenhaal.

The stars won the rights to the material amid a bidding war won by their companies, Adams’ Bond Group Entertainment and Gyllenhaal’s Nine Stories, Deadline reported.

Adams will play the role of Simard, who learned how trees have an underground communication network via Mother Trees.

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The latest: Amy Adams, 46, will star in a film adaptation of scientist Suzanne Simard’s new memoir Finding the Mother Tree, and co-produce the movie with Jake Gyllenhaal, 40

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‘Finding the Mother Tree is a rare and moving book – part charming memoir, part crash course in forest ecology,’ Gyllenhaal said in a statement with Nine Stories’ Riva Marker. ‘And yet, it manages to be about the things that matter most: the ways we care for each other, fail each other and listen to each other.

‘After the last year and a half, its lessons about motherhood, connection and the natural world are more timely than ever, and we are thrilled to partner with Amy, Stacy and their company, and Suzanne Simard to adapt this majestic story to film.’

Adams and Bond Group Entertainment’s O’Neil called the novel ‘an inspiration’ and Simard’s work ‘groundbreaking.’

Featured: Adams will play the role of Simard, who learned how trees have an underground communication network via Mother Trees

Featured: Adams will play the role of Simard, who learned how trees have an underground communication network via Mother Trees 

Gyllenhaal called the book 'part charming memoir' and 'part crash course in forest ecology'

Gyllenhaal called the book ‘part charming memoir’ and ‘part crash course in forest ecology’

‘Creatively, it excited us with a narrative about the awe-invoking power of nature and the compelling parallels in Suzanne’s personal life,’ they said in a statement. ‘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.’

Simard said in a statement that she was ‘thrilled to be partnering’ in the film adaptation.

‘The forest has taught me that our relationships – with each other and with the trees, plants, and animals around us – are what make our lives beautiful, strong, and healthy,’ the scientist said.

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