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Ron Howard wants Jodie Foster for My Stroke of Insight

10.01.2010

Hey Jodie Foster, where ya been?

The actress has actually been working steadily here and there. Last year she did an episode of THE SIMPSONS, in 2008 it was NIM'S ISLAND, and she just completed work on THE BEAVER with our favorite nut Mel Gibson.

Someone else wants wants her for a job as well, that someone being Ron Howard. Sony pictures and Imagine Entertainment have joined to acquire the rights to the novel, "My Stroke of Insight" by Jill Bolte Taylor. The book chronicles the author's journey back from a debilitating stroke. Ron Howard has signed on to direct and wants Foster to take the lead in the film.

Semi Chellas who has written television series and movies will pen the script. Howard and his Imagine partner Brian Grazer will produce. The author of the book with be executive producing alongside Ellen Steifler.

Here is a summary of the book:

"In late 1996, the 37-year old Taylor suffered a massive stroke caused by a blood vessel that exploded in the left side of her brain. A Harvard-trained neuro-anatomist, Taylor's brain function deteriorated in a matter or hours to where she couldn't walk, read or write, or even recall past memories. It took 8 years for her to mend. Her knowledge of how the brain works gave her the opportunity to experience and write about brain recovery that became at times a mystical experience, as the right half compensated for the damaged left half and infused her with feelings of peace and well-being that she has tried to retain, even after struggling to reclaim her life and standing in the scientific community."

Foster isn't attached just yet. Hopefully she joins, I actually kind of miss her.

Extra Tidbit: Everyone ready for THE DARK TOWER adaptation?
Source: Deadline

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