Sherman Alexie’s Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian will become a film with Temple Hill and Donner’s Company. Alexie will write The Absolutely True Diary of A Part-Time Indian movie script himself.
The Absolutely True Diary of A Part-Time Indian follows Junior, an aspiring cartoonist on the Spokane Indian Reservation who ends up attending an all-white farm school. The only other Indian in attendance is the school mascot.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian topped the American Library Assocation’s list of frequently challenged books in 2014. When censorship attempts had Alexie’s book pulled out of the curriculum of a school in Meridian, Idaho and protesting students were ignored, local booksellers raised enough money to give a free copy of the book to every student who wanted to read it.
Hugh Jackman will produce the film alongside Temple Hill and Donner’s Company as well as appear in the film in a supporting role.
The Absolutely True Diary of A Part-Time Indian is available now.