New Adaption of Nick Hornsby’s A Long Way Down Starring Aaron Paul
The Nick Hornsby’s novel, A Long Way Down is being adapted into a film by director Pascal Chaumeil (Heartbreaker). The screenplay was written by Jack Thorne (How I Live Now). The production for the movie started this week in England and Spain.
Four strangers played by Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Toni Collette (United States of Tara), Imogen Poots (Fright Night) and Pierce Brosnan (Bag of Bones) meet on top of a London skyscraper on New Year’s Eve where they each had gone to commit suicide. They make a pact to stay alive until Valentine’s Day and an unlikely bond of friendship is formed by four people trying to “come back from the brink.” Brosnan is a once-popular TV personality, Collette is a single mother, Paul is a struggling musician turned pizza-delivery boy and Imogen Poots is a spirited teen. The movie also stars Rosamund Pike (Pride and Prejudice) and Sam Neill (The Vow).
Nick Hornsby had other stories adapted into movies such as High Fidelity, About a Boy (which Collette also starred in) and Fever Pitch.