With an adaptation of Sometimes I Lie mooted as far back as a year ago, now comes a major update on the project.
Previously, it was announced that Sarah Michelle Gellar was going to be headlining and executive producing a small-screen take BBC journalist’s Alice Feeney’s much-lauded novel. Courtesy of The Wrap, Sometimes I Lie has now been picked up and given a script commitment from Fox.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Gellar will be starring as Amber Reynolds, who wakes up from a coma with no idea of how she got there – yet the ominous feeling that this wasn’t an accident.
The blurb on the novel itself then goes on to read:
Terrified and trapped in her own body, she tries to piece together her memories of the last week. With a husband who no longer loves her, a sister hiding a dangerous secret, and an ex-boyfriend who can’t let go of her, Amber knows someone is lying – and that her life is still very much in danger. Alternating between her paralyzed present, the week before her accident, and a series of childhood diaries from 20 years ago, this psychological thriller asks: Is something really a lie if you believe it’s the truth?
Memoirs of a Geisha’s Robin Swicord is on writing duties for Sometimes I Lie, with Ellen DeGeneres’ A Very Good Production banner developing the series.