Ridley Scott, Colet Abedi and Giannina Facio To Option Dying To Be Me
Ridley Scott have teamed up once more with Fae author Colet Abedi and Giannina Facio to option the bestseller by Anita Moorjani, Dying To Be Me which is to be produced through Ridley Scott Films and Cara Films Ltd. In the book, Moorjani writes about her four year battle with cancer, when she felt she was near the end. Overwhelmed by malignant cells, her body began shutting down. As her organs failed, she entered into an extraordinary near-death experience where she realized her inherent worth and the actual cause of her disease.
It is yet unclear if Scott will look to direct Dying To Be Me after stepping out of the role on Concussion, a project that Scott and Facio had previously optioned.
In this truly inspirational memoir, Anita Moorjani relates how, after fighting cancer for almost four years, her body-overwhelmed by the malignant cells spreading throughout her system-began shutting down. As her organs failed, she entered into an extraordinary near-death experience where she realized her inherent worth… and the actual cause of her disease. Upon regaining consciousness, Anita found that her condition had improved so rapidly that she was able to be released from the hospital within weeks… without a trace of cancer in her body!
Within these pages, Anita recounts stories of her childhood in Hong Kong, her challenge to establish her career and find true love, as well as how she eventually ended up in that hospital bed where she defied all medical knowledge.
As part of a traditional Hindu family residing in a largely Chinese and British society, she had been pushed and pulled by cultural and religious customs since she had been a little girl. After years of struggling to forge her own path while trying to meet everyone else’s expectations, she had the realization, as a result of her epiphany on the other side, that she had the power to heal herself . . . and that there are miracles in the Universe that she had never even imagined.