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New Project: Film Adaptation of “The Captive”

It’s been quiet on the Emily front since she had her little Iris last year. I hope she is enjoying motherhood ♥

So we finally have a new project on the horizon! Emily’s husband, Josh Bowman, did a podcast recently to promote his short film, The Night Passenger. In the clip below, he mentions Emily is attached to a future project of his – a film adaptation of the novel, The Captive, by Fiona King Foster.

Now, this project is still in the very early stages. They’re still writing the script and Josh has another project to film before he gets to The Captive. So, it will be a little while until this all comes into fruition but I know it will be worth the wait! I just bought the book recently and cannot wait to read it.

Here is a synopsis of what the book is about:

A rural noir about a woman on a pulse-pounding expedition to deliver a fugitive—and forced to confront her own past on the journey

In a secessionist rural state that has cut itself off completely from urban centers, where living is hardscrabble and poor but “free,” Brooke Holland runs a farm with her husband, Milo, and two daughters. Their life at the fringes of modern society is tenuous—they make barely enough from each harvest to keep going—yet Brooke cherishes the loving, peaceful life they have carved out for themselves. She has even begun to believe she is free from the violent history she has kept a secret from her family.

When escaped criminal Stephen Cawley attacks at the farm, Brooke’s buried talents surface, and she manages to quickly and harshly subdue him. She is convinced that he has come in retribution for the blood feud she thought she escaped years ago. Brooke sets out to bring Cawley to justice, planning to use the bounty on his head to hide her family far from danger. Fearing that other members of Cawley’s infamous family will soon descend, Brooke insists Milo and the girls flee with her, travelling miles on foot across an unforgiving landscape to reach the nearest marshal. Their journey, started at the onset of winter with little preparation, brings already strained family dynamics to the breaking point. As Brooke’s ghosts—both real and imagined—close in, the ruthlessness that let her survive her past may become the biggest threat to her hopes for a different future. What follows is a harrowing exploration of family loyalty, trauma, and resilience.

As haunting and propulsive as it is powerfully written, The Captive is a thrilling debut novel about the impossible choices we make to survive and protect the ones we love.