Amy Fine Collins, a special correspondent for Vanity Fair, is taking her story about her lifelong fear of driving to Hollywood. Variety is reporting that Dignity Film Finance has picked up the rights to Collins' non-fiction book “The God of Driving: How I Overcame Fear and Put Myself in the Driver’s Seat (with the Help of a Good and Mysterious Man).” Sue Kramer, who wrote and directed the 2006 romantic comedy Gray Matters starring Heather Graham, is attached to helm.
The God of Driving features Collins as a main character and begins with her being absolutely petrified by the idea of getting behind the wheel of an automobile. She eventually decides that she is sick of being scared, and after "becoming captivated by her instructor" she not only learned how to drive, but became "obsessed with the automotive world." The book was first published by Simon & Schuster in 2011. For fans of the book who are anticipating the adaptation I have some bad news: Dignity won't be selling the project to international markets until next February in Berlin, meaning that the movie won't be going in front of cameras until next spring.
Coming Soon has a statement from the director, which says, “As a writer/director, I was completely captivated by the unique characters in Amy Fine Collins memoir. God of Driving is a road map of life, romance and style. It is one of the most unique love stories I have ever read. It is a filmmaker's dream to cast this movie—for both leads are dream roles of a lifetime; complex and deeply multi-layered not to mention the most stylized, fashion-centric film since Devil Wears Prada."
Casting is expected to begin soon.
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