Hollywood to bring Chatham author's "Still Alice" to the silver screen

Julianne Moore to play title character
Julianne Moore will play the title character in the film adaptation of Chatham author Lisa Genova's "Still Alice". Photo courtesy of Memento Films International.

Chatham author Lisa Genova wasn't kidding when she tweeted Tuesday night, "I have Still Alice movie news..."

The New York Times best selling author went on to announce that some big names have signed on to the movie version of her novel, Still Alice. "Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth in Still Alice the movie! Couldn't be happier," Genova shared with her Twitter followers.

Still Alice is the story of Alice Howland, a successful Harvard professor, wife and mother of three, who at the age of 50 learns she is in "the rapid downward spiral of Alzheimer's".

Genova originally self-published the novel which was later picked up by Simon & Schuster. Still Alice debuted at number 5 on the New York Times Best Seller List the week of January 18, 2009.. In a 2009 interview with CapeCodToday, Genova spoke of being a neuroscientist turned novelist, "I wasn't even consciously dreaming of this until recently. I was a good neuroscientist. I was a good strategy consultant," said Genova. But life as a novelist?  "I feel at home here," she said.

The film adaptation of Still Alice will be distributed by Memento Films International. The movie will be directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland.

Genova's other novels, Love Anthony and Left Neglected, are also New York Times best sellers. For more information about Lisa Genova, visit her website.

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