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Dakota Johnson to star in and produce Forever, Interrupted film adaptation

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Jul 11, 2014 | 10:48am EDT

Actress Dakota Johnson is set to star in and executive produce a movie adaptation of novel Forever, Interrupted. The 21 Jump Street star will play Elsie in the drama, about a young woman who forges a friendship with her mother-in-law after her husband passes away suddenly, according to Variety.com. Producer Amy Baer says, "(The novel is) exquisitely written and heart-wrenchingly honest... and Dakota will be exquisite as Elsie, who has to deal with the sudden loss of a great love. She is a deeply thoughtful, sensitive and smart woman and actress." This will be Johnson's first time as an executive producer on a project. Author Taylor Jenkins Reid released Forever, Interrupted: A Novel last summer (13).

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