Last year was the closest that Emily Blunt has come to landing her first Oscar nomination. Both “Mary Poppins Returns” and “A Quiet Place” got her precursor citations, but neither ended up translating to Academy Award love. For an upcoming project, Blunt has chosen a role that voters may be unable to ignore.
The Hollywood Reporter details that Blunt is in talks to star in “Not Fade Away,” which her husband John Krasinski is producing, along with David O. Russell. Neither are attached as director, though Lindsey Ferrentino is on board to adapt the Rebecca Alexander memoir “Not Fade Away: A Memoir of Senses Lost and Found.” Blunt would portray Alexander in the film adaptation.
Here is a bit from the story:
Emily Blunt is in talks to join Not Fade Away, a movie from Annapurna Pictures that is based on a memoir about a courageous young woman slowly losing her sight and hearing yet wanting to live life to the fullest, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The film is produced by John Krasinski, Blunt’s husband, and Allyson Seeger through their company Sunday Night. David O. Russell and Matthew Budman are also producing.
Not Fade Away, written by Lindsey Ferrentino, is based on Rebecca Alexander’s life and book Not Fade Away: A Memoir of Senses Lost and Found. Battling a rare genetic mutation that steadily steals her vision and hearing, Alexander recounts battling physical and psychological limitations to face the world as best she can.
Blunt is going to get an Academy Award nomination sooner or later. Going by the premise of this film, she could certainly score Oscar love for “Not Fade Away.”