Chris Columbus’ 1492 has purchased the film rights to Home Front. Written by Kristin Hannah, the novel tells the story of a woman who is a Blackhawk pilot in The National Guard, as well as a wife and mother. She gets called to serve a tour of duty in Iraq and we get to see the effects war has on a family from a different perspective.
“I was blown away by this book, I simply could not put it down,” Columbus said. “It told the story about the cost of war from a completely unique perspective: what happens when a wife and mother is called into action and how her family adjusts to life without her…and to a changed life upon her return. Home Front not only portrays the great sacrifices our military makes for us, but depicts so powerfully the hidden sacrifices their families make as well.”
Hannah has also sold the rights to another novel, The Things We Do for Love. It’s being eyed as a starring vehicle for Abigail Breslin.
SOURCE: Deadline New York