VPA members at last night’s Annual Meeting and Election got the 411 from VFO’s Film Commissioner Rita McClenny on movies slated to film in Virginia this year. High on her list was Adriana Trigiani’s screenplay adapted from her novel Big Stone Gap.
The Author’s website offered this Q-n-A on the film’s progress:
Can you tell us about the BIG STONE GAP movie?
We’re hard at work on casting the movie, and we plan to film it later this summer and
during early fall in BIG STONE GAP. It’s a very exciting time. We are pulling together a
stellar cast, and my dear friend and brilliant artist, Rosanne Cash is composing the
score – her first. We’ll keep you up to date with the details on the movie.
Book: my dear friend, Adriana Trigiani, who is a one-woman empire, a force of nature, a
Venus Genius, wrote this great series of books. The first was ‘Big Stone Gap’, several years ago, and the latest is “Home To Big Stone Gap”, which I just finished. I loved it. I love Adri’s natural way of writing and her feel for her characters. You can tell she loves them, and it makes you love them, too. I hated to leave Ave Maria Mulligan McChesney, but she’ll be on the big screen soon as Adri has written the screenplay and is already in pre-production. I told you she was an empire.
With lucrative production incentives coming on-line July 1st, Trigiani’s long-birthing project and other maj0r mot1on pictures could start cameras cranking in the Commonwealth soon.