Sarah Michelle Gellar has replaced Kate Bosworth on Das Films, Velvet Steamroller Entertainment, Muse Productions and PalmStar Entertainment's Paulo Coehlo adaptation Veronika Decides To Die.

Jonathan Tucker, David Thewlis, Melissa Leo and Erika Christensen also star in the story of a bored woman in her mid-twenties who discovers a new lease of life after a failed suicide attempt. Velvet Octopus is handling pre-sales in Cannes.

Roberta Hanley and Larry Gross wrote the screenplay and Emily Young is attached to direct. Production is scheduled to start on May 12 in New York City.

Sriram Das, Velvet Steamroller's Jonathan Bross and Chris Hanley of Muse Productions are producing and Kevin Frakes and Stephan Paternot of PalmStar will serve as executive producers. Velvet Steamroller and Das Films are financing the project.