The Between Shades of Gray film has an official title now, ASHES IN THE SNOW, and I love it! I asked Ruta if she chose it, but she said the production team did though is is still very happy with it. The title reminds me of both of the covers (paperback and hardcover).
There was also news of an actress cast as Lina! Her name is Bel Powely and while I have never watched her in a film before I’m sure she is perfect for the role. The article in Hollywood Reporter also mentioned that filming will begin this winter which is so exciting! I feel like I’ve waited so long for this book to be adapted into a film! As I’m sure any other person who has read the book feels, this is definitely one of those things that needs to be on the big screen and sent to a wider audience. Hopefully this will raise awareness of the book itself, Ruta’s works, and to the plight of the Baltic people during WWII and after.
Check out the full article here: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/cannes-2015-bel-powley-star-796736