Indigenous Media, the media company launched by Jon Avnet, Rodrigo Garcia and Jake Avnet, will produce the adaptation of Jean Nathan’s book, The Secret Life Of The Lonely Doll.

Naomi Watts

Bruce Cohen and Untitled Entertainment partner Jason Weinberg will join LA-based Indigenous on the production, while Gia Coppola (Palo Alto) will direct.

The Secret Life Of The Lonely Doll charts what Nathan found when she went in search of the out-of-print and former best-selling The Lonely Doll book series by Dare Wright.

Journalist Nathan found Wright living in a public hospital in Queens, New York, and pieces together Wright’s bizarre life and her struggle to escape her painful childhood. Merritt Johnson adapts the book.

“Rodrigo and I have been fans of and have worked with Merritt, Jessica and Naomi before,” said  Avnet. “Jean Nathan’s unique piece is a great vehicle for a reunion and chance for Gia Coppola to make a very distinctive film.”