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Emily Blunt is eyeing a role in Not Fade Away, an Annapurna drama based on the memoir by Rebecca Alexander, who was rare genetic mutation that caused her to lose her sight and hearing over time, with the belief that she would be completely deaf and blind by 30.
Deadline broke the news that Emily Blunt is in talks to star in Not Fade Away, based on the 2015 memoir Not Fade Away: A Memoir of Senses Lost and Found, which told the story of Rebecca Alexander, who was diagnosed with a rare genetic mutation called Usher Syndrome type III at birth and told by doctors that she would likely be completely blind and deaf by the age of 30. But Alexander overcame her condition, as well as a devastating fall at age 18 that left her body shattered, to become an decorated psychotherapist and athlete.
Synopsis - Fade - Away - Memoir - Senses
Here is the synopsis for Not Fade Away: A Memoir of Senses Lost and Found by Rebecca Alexander:
Born with a rare genetic mutation called Usher Syndrome type III, Rebecca Alexander has been simultaneously losing both her sight and hearing since she was a child, and was told that she would likely be completely blind and deaf by age 30. Then, at 18, a fall from a window left her athletic body completely shattered.
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None of us know what we would do in the face of such devastation. What Rebecca did was rise to...
(Excerpt) Read more at: /Film
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