ByColm S. Herron, writer at Creators.co
Colm S. Herron

Dakota Johnson has been announced as the lead for the adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid's novel Forever, Interrupted.

Coming off the back of the controversial [Fifty Shades of Grey](movie:391697) and then moving into Whitey Bulger biopic [Black Mass](movie:852686)with Johnny Depp - yet another controversial property - it appears Johnson isn't one to be phoning it in.

Black Mass 2015
Black Mass 2015

The 24 year old will Executive Producing Forever, Interrupted along with Gidden Media and Good Universe. Head of Gidden Media spoke recently on their new lead actress:

Dakota will be exquisite as Elsie... She is a deeply thoughtful, sensitive and smart woman and actress.

Check out the official novel synopsis below:

Elsie Porter is an average twentysomething and yet what happens to her is anything but ordinary. On a rainy New Year’s Day, she heads out to pick up a pizza for one. She isn’t expecting to see anyone else in the shop, much less the adorable and charming Ben Ross. Their chemistry is instant and electric. Ben cannot even wait twenty-four hours before asking to see her again. Within weeks, the two are head over heels in love. By May, they’ve eloped.
Only nine days later, Ben is out riding his bike when he is hit by a truck and killed on impact. Elsie hears the sirens outside her apartment, but by the time she gets downstairs, he has already been whisked off to the emergency room. At the hospital, she must face Susan, the mother-in-law she has never met—and who doesn’t even know Elsie exists.
Interweaving Elsie and Ben’s charmed romance with Elsie and Susan’s healing process, Forever, Interrupted will remind you that there’s more than one way to find a happy ending.

Dakota Johnson has been taking supporting roles every since the start of her career, beginning with Crazy in Alabama to The Social Network and more recently 21 Jump Street.

David Fincher once told her of the relatively small character in The Social Network that she "managed to make a thankless character pretty awesome." That's pretty badass and not surprising.

Moving into producing with this next movie, it would appear that the team couldn't be happier.

Good Universe producer Nathane Kahane said:

We're thrilled that Dakota has come on board as a partner in the film, not only starring, but also taking an active role behind the camera in helping us shape the film.

I think this is the year where well see Johnson become a bona fide leading lady.

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