Mia Wasikowska, most known for starring in the Tim Burton adaptation Alice in Wonderland, has confirmed that she will star in the big-screen adaptation of Robyn Davidson’s memoir Tracks. The King’s Speech duo Emile Sherman and Iain Canning will produce the film through their See-Saw Films banner and John Curran (The Painted Veil) will direct the indie drama.
Tracks tells the story of author Robyn Davidson, a young woman who traveled more than 1,678 miles through the Australian desert in 1977. Sherman and Canning said they feel Curran will be able to tell the story in an effective way.
“John is an incredibly talented filmmaker and we feel the story of one woman, transforming her life by attempting the impossible, is both universal and timely,” Sherman and Canning said.
Davidson was celebrated internationally as “The Camel Lady,” according to Variety. Her journey, which included the company of four camels and a dog, was documented by photographer Rick Smolan for National Geographic.
Read the official summary below:
A cult classic with an ever-growing audience, Tracks is the brilliantly written and frequently hilarious account of a young woman’s odyssey through the deserts of Australia, with no one but her dog and four camels as companions. Davidson emerges as a heroine who combines extraordinary courage with exquisite sensitivity. One map.”
No word yet on who else will star in the adaptation or a projected release date.