‘The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian’ Making Its Way to the Big Screen??

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown December 8th, 2016 Last Updated on: December 13th, 2016

Can this really be true?? As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, a popular Sherman Alexie novel is getting the big screen treatment.


As the Hollywood Reporter states in a recent article, “(Fox 2000) has acquired Sherman Alexie's 2007 YA novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, and Fox 2000 president Elizabeth Gabler has put the coming-of-age story on the fast track with a high-profile producing lineup: Hugh Jackman, Temple Hill's Wyck Godfrey and Isaac Klausner (The Fault in Our Stars) and Lauren Shuler Donner (Deadpool).

The film, which centers on a Spokane Indian Reservation teen who transfers to an all-white high school where the only other “Indian” is the school mascot, will mark the first known instance of a studio movie featuring a Native American protagonist. Jackman is eyeing a supporting role.

My main concern is that they stay true to Alexie's original work. I'm over here whispering, please don't let it suck, please don't let it suck! However, it sounds like Alexie will be heavily involved with the project, so I have high hopes! In fact, the article reports that this isn't the first time he's been approached about turning the book into a film, “but until this particular team, I've never had a set of producers be so faithful to the book.”

So what do you guys think? Who would be your dream casting call for the film?

Read the book before the movie comes out!

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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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