‘Nicole Kidman and her company Blossom Films have partnered with acclaimed producer Lynda Obst (Interstellar) to develop an adaptation of Meg Wolitzer’s new novel The Female Persuasion. Kidman is attached to star in the lead role, and the plan is to adapt the book into a feature.
The Female Persuasion was published by Riverhead Books on April 3 and landed at No. 2 on the New York Times hardcover fiction best-seller list. The novel centers on a shy college freshman named Greer who hopes her life is changed by Faith Frank, a central pillar of the woman’s movement for decades. “A sort of second-string Gloria Steinem, the glamorous, sympathetic Faith stirs something in [Greer] — and unknowingly hands her her fate along with a business card in the ladies’ room afterward,” EW’s Leah Greenblatt wrote in her review, adding that both characters are “fully formed [women] who speak to each other and have faceted ambitions and inner lives.”
Kidman had previously hinted about her developing the project. On Instagram, she wrote last week, “I didn’t need to be persuaded to join forces with two extraordinary women on adapting this brilliant and timely novel,” citing Obst and Wolitzer.’