Over the years we have seen so many different novels being adapted for the big screen and, just from looking, it seems that we are going to get plenty more for the future. Actress Dakota Fanning will star in the big screen adaptation of the novel The Bell Jar and Dakota has been talking about just how difficult it was to get the project made.
Fanning was chatting to Elle Canada, when she explained, "It has taken such a long time to get it made, and having to explain why it would be interesting... it’s like, I don’t even know how to answer that question. It’s The Bell Jar - what are you talking about? Why would it not be?"
She added, "I hate having to explain why it’s important to make films about women. I’ve experienced a little of that, and I’m sure things that I don’t even know about have happened to me. I remember realising that being a girl meant a different thing than being a boy, and I wasn’t raised like that."
Dakota Fanning is not the only big name Hollywood star involved in bringing The Bell Jar to the big screen, as Kirsten Dunst is on board to direct the movie, as well as having a hand in penning the screenplay for the film, along with Nellie Kim, based on the novel from Sylvia Plath. The Bell Jar is currently in pre-production and is expected to begin shooting in the New Year.