Scott to direct Moorjani adaptation

Scott to direct Moorjani adaptation

Ridley Scott is on board to produce a film adaptation of Anita Moorjani’s book about her four-year battle against cancer (Hay House).

Scott has teamed with Giannina Facio and Colet Abedi to option Dying To Be Me, which will be produced through Ridley Scott Films and Cara Films Ltd, reports Deadline

In her memoir, Moorjani claims that after fighting cancer for almost four years, her organs began to fail and she had a near-death experience, where she had an epiphany that she had the power to heal herself. Upon regaining consciousness, her condition had improved so rapidly that she was released from the hospital within weeks without a trace of cancer in her body. In the book, Moorjani also recounts stories of her childhood in Hong Kong, her challenge to establish her career and find true love shares her thoughts about illness, healing and fear.  

The book has sold 11,551 copies in the UK through Nielsen BookScan since its publication in 2012.

Moorjani is now a speaker and intercultural consultant for multinational corporations. She asserts that her cancer was caused by her emotional state, and preaches the message that a person's physical health is affected by their emotional well-being.