Rosamund Pike to play leading role in The Spark, based on autism memoir bestseller w/video

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Rosamund Pike – Is probably best known for her leading role as the psychopath Amy Elliott Dunne in the film, Gone Girl.

She is now set to play the lead role in a new film called, The Spark. The film is an adaptation of the book by Kristine Barnett, The Spark: A Mother’s Story of Nurturing, Genius, and Autism.

The book is based upon her memoirs that center around her caring for her son, Jacob, with autism. Pike has been cast to play the role of Barnett.

The story focuses on how Barnett decided to take Jacob out of special education classes, against her husband’s wishes, and how eventually at the age of 13, he became a quantum physicist.

Michael Cunningham, who is the scriptwriter, will be transforming the story from book to screen.

Below you can watch an interview from BBC News with Kristine and Jacob Barnett.

Source: Aceshowbiz website: Rosamund Pike to Star in Adaptation of Best-Selling Autism Memoir ‘The Spark’