The Great Alone Movie: What We Know

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If you’re wondering about a potential movie adaptation of Kristen Hannah’s The Great Alone, here’s what we know:

What’s it about? What’s the plot?

The Great Alone is about a family who move to a small town in Alaska for a new start. Ernst, the father, is a Vietnam veteran and former POW who has struggled emotionally since the war. Cora, his wife, loves him and tries to help him. Leni is their young daughter.

The family is hopeful when they first arrive in the small outpost of Kaneq, but as the days shorten and the sky darkens when winter approaches, Ernst’s temper and volatile impulses re-emerge.

See the full summary and review for The Great Alone on the Bibliofile.

The Great Alone was released in February 2018 and has sold over 2 million copies to date.

What format will it be? Will the The Great Alone adaptation be a Movie or a Series?

It’s planned as a feature movie.

Who’s behind it?

The film rights are owned by Sony’s TriStar Pictures. Nicole Brown at TriStar Pictures will oversee the project for them. Laura Quicksilver will oversee for Sony’s Cantillon Company

Julia Cox has been tapped as the screenwriter to adapt The Great Alone to the big screen. She previous wrote for The Last Tycoon (2017) and Recovery Road (2016).

What’s the status of the The Great Alone adaptation?

The film rights have been acquired and a scriptwriter is attached to the project.

Who’s in the cast?

No casting details have been released yet.

When will it be released?

Currently unknown.

Is there a trailer or teaser available?

Not yet! Stay tuned.


The Great Alone Movie Development Timeline

February 5, 2018 Sony purchases film rights for The Great Alone.

February 6, 2018 The Great Alone (novel) is released.

June 27, 2018 Julie Cox is attached to write the script for The Great Alone movie adaptation.