What an exciting time this must be for Kristin Hannah. In a development that feels nearly unprecedented, Deadline reports that not one, but two separate deals have been set in place for adaptations of her work, with Chris Columbus adapting the novel Home Front for 1492 Pictures; Abigail Breslin, meanwhile, has committed to the other project, entitled The Things We Do for Love.
The former of those is summarized as “a dramatic exploration of the toll war takes on an ordinary American family,” telling the story of “a woman who, in addition to being a wife and mother, is a Blackhawk pilot in the National Guard who is called to serve a tour of duty in Iraq.” Love focuses on “a destitute and pregnant seventeen year old must make an impossible choice between love and honor.” (Side note: It’s so bizarre [and more than a little unsettling] that the girl from Little Miss Sunshine is now playing a pregnant seventeen-year-old. Time goes by quick!)
I’m sure we’re all getting some kind of Nicholas Sparks vibe from descriptions of this material, and — bear in mind, having not read the books — various comparisons found across the internet can’t do much to suppress those (negative) comparisons. One could find consolation if I said that Columbus and Breslin tend to have a good eye for material, but that wouldn’t be representative of the exact truth, now would it? Nobody’s asking me to see it; that doesn’t make them go away, either.
Have you read either book being discussed here? If so, is there anything in them that could make for compelling cinema?
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