John Travolta and Salma Hayek are set to star in A Three Dog Life, based on the best-selling memoir by Abigail Thomas about a car accident that leaves her husband with no memory.
J. Todd Harris (The Kids Are All Right) and Clark Peterson (Monster) are producing the film, which The Solution Entertainment is shopping to foreign buyers at the European Film Market. Nick Guthe, who is directing from his adapted script, also will produce.
CAA and WME Global are co-representing U.S. rights.
Hayek will play Abigail Thomas, while Travolta will play her husband. After the accident, he is forced to live in an isolated institution to control the side effects of his near-death accident. In order to be close to her husband, Abigail reinvents her life and moves from New York City to the small country town, with her new family of three dogs.
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“Nick has adapted Thomas’ heart-wrenching memoir flawlessly, capturing the intimate details of how her marriage is put to the test following a life-changing accident. John and Salma are the perfect pair to portray this couple’s journey over the course of several years,” said The Solution’s co-founders and partners, Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel.
A Three Dog Life, published in 2006 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, received numerous awards and recently resurfaced in popularity, reaching No. on The New York Times Bestseller list in September 2013.
Hayek has a major presence at this year's EFM. On Saturday, Dimension and Radius-TWC picked up U.S. rights to her hardcore action pic Everly (Sierra/Affinity is handling international rights), while Millennium is shopping the newly announced The Septembers of Shiraz.