Gillian Anderson and Jason Isaacs are set to lead the cast for a film adaptation of The Salt Path, which will be based on the bestselling memoir by Raynor Winn.
The memoir follows Winn and and her husband Moth. The day after the married couple found out they were going to lose the home they’d raised their children in, Moth received a diagnosis for a rare and incurable brain disease. Within days they had been removed from their home and were homeless. With no earthly possessions and a terminal diagnosis, the couple embarked on a trek of the South West Coast Path — a 630-mile walk, the equivalent length of climbing Mount Everest four times.
“Like the windblown trees along our route, we had been re-formed by the elements.”
The memoir is as touching and uplifting as it is filled with cleverness and humor, and spent a massive 85 weeks on the London Sunday Times book chart.
The Tony and Oliver Award winning theater artist Marianne Elliott is set to direct the film, marking her filmmaking debut. Elliott has directed theatrical shows such as Angels in America, Company, and Death of a Salesman.
This news was first reported by Deadline. Stay tuned for updates on The Salt Path.