Netflix has acquired the rights to The New York Times bestselling novel The Noel Diary by Richard Paul Evans and will adapt it into a feature film.
The film will be directed by Academy Award Nominee Charles Shyer (Alfie, Father of the Bride) and will star Justin Hartley (This Is Us), Bonnie Bedelia (Die Hard, Parenthood), and Treat Williams (Everwood, Hair).
The Noel Diary follows a best-selling author Jacob Turner as he returns home at Christmas to settle his estranged mother’s estate, he discovers a diary that may hold secrets to his own past and that of Rachel – a beautiful young woman on a mysterious journey of her own. Together, they embark on an adventure to confront their pasts and discover a future that’s totally unexpected.
Charles Shyer (The Parent Trap, Private Benjamin), Rebecca Connor, David Golden (Dangerous Lies) wil write the script.
Timothy O. Johnson with Johnson Production Group, Margret Huddleston (Love, Guaranteed; Dangerous Lies), Stephanie Slack (Love, Guaranteed; Dangerous Lies) will produce with Hartley and Norman Stephens as executive producers. Navid Soofi is the line producer and Oliver De Caigny will be the supervising producer.
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