‘Emma Healey’s bestselling 2015 novel Elizabeth is Missing (Viking) will be adapted by “Swallows and Amazons” screenwriter Andrea Gibb into a 90-minute film for BBC One.
Scripted by Andrea Gibb, who wrote the recent film adaptation of Swallows and Amazons, the story centers around the central character Maud who investigates the disappearance of her best friend Elizabeth. She is convinced that something terrible has happened but has to embark on the quest with her dementia worsening.
The BBC’s controller of drama commissioning Piers Wenger added, “Part detective story, part portrait of a fracturing mind, Andrea Gibb’s witty, sensitive adaptation of Emma Healey’s novel brings this first-hand account of experiencing dementia to life.”
Healey’s debut novel hit the top five of the Sunday Times bestseller list and won the Costa First Novel Award in January this year.
Casting will be announced in the coming months, with an expected broadcast next year.’
Via Radio Times