Rosamund Pike to Star in Adaptation of Best-Selling Autism Memoir 'The Spark'

The 'Gone Girl' leading lady will headline a true-story movie about a mother who helps her young son overcome his autism and leads him to become a genius.

AceShowbiz - Fresh off her critically-acclaimed portrayal as a psychopath in David Fincher's "Gone Girl", %cRosamund Pike% books a lead role in "The Spark". Adapted from Kristine Barnett's memoir, it centers on a mother and her relationship with her autistic son Jacob.

When Barnett was told Jacob may never be able to tie his own shoes, she knew that she had to step in and make a difference in her son's life. Against the advice of her husband, she pulled Jacob out of special education classes and worked with him to defy the odds of Autism controlling his life. The child would grow up to become a quantum physicist before the age of 13.

According to Tracking Board, the true-story pic was initially developed by Warner Bros. under the title "Scattered Skills", but it is now moving forward at Relativity Media. Michael Cunningham is set to write the script based on the best-selling book "The Spark: A Mother's Story of Nurturing, Genius, and Autism".

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