After working together in Nocturnal animals, the Oscar-nominated actors Amy Adams e Jake Gyllenhaal they will collaborate again to produce an adaptation of the memoir Finding the Mother Tree, which influenced James Cameron’s Avatar.
Amy Adams will play scientist Suzanne Simard, a sort of scientific investigator who in the course of her career has discovered how trees are able to communicate underground through an immense network of mushrooms. The theory was at first widely ridiculed by the scientific community, but over the years it was proven and known provided James Cameron with the foundation for the creation of the world of Pandora.
In a statement, Jake Gyllenhaal stated that Finding the Mother Tree “it is partly a fascinating memoir, partly a crash course in forest ecology. Yet, it also manages to tell the things that matter most: the ways in which we take care of each other, or we disappoint each other or we listen to each other. After the last year and a half, her lectures on motherhood, connection and the natural world are more timely than ever, and we’re thrilled to partner with Amy, Stacy and Suzanne Simard herself to adapt this majestic story into a movie.“.
Amy Adams added that Simard’s memoir “I was thrilled because it is a tale about the power of nature enriched with compelling parallels to Suzanne’s personal life. His work has forever transformed our worldview and the interconnectedness of our environment.“
Recall that Amy Adams will return to Netflix with The woman at the window, the new film by Joe Wright to be released on the streaming platform from next May 14th.