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Rooney Mara and Megan Ellison to Adapt Somalia Kidnapping Memoir

Women and Hollywood By Inkoo Kang | Women and Hollywood June 26, 2014 at 12:07PM

Amanda Lindhout's memoir "A House in the Sky" details her fifteen months in captivity.
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Rooney Mara (L) and Megan Ellison (R)
Rooney Mara (L) and Megan Ellison (R)

In 2008, adventurer Amanda Lindhout was kidnapped by Somali ransom-seekers and held and tortured for 460 days. During that time, she converted to Islam for survival, received "wife lessons," was repeatedly raped, and managed one failed escape. With Sara Corbett, Lindhout wrote about her harrowing fifteen months in captivity in the 2013 bestseller A House in the Sky

After a bidding war, Rooney Mara in partnership with Megan Ellison's Annapurna snagged the book and will adapt Lindhout's it for the big screen. Mara will star and also produce the film. The Oscar-nominated actress and the multiple-Oscar-nominated producer last worked together on 2013's Her.

This article is related to: Rooney Mara, Megan Ellison, Women Writers, A House in the Sky, Amanda Lindhout, Sara Corbett