Following the initial and immediate success of Girl Gone Greek, Rebecca Hall started the process of looking at the feasibility of turning her novel into a movie.
It’s not a simple process of merely translating a book directly into a movie script and Rebecca knew this, therefore sought out professional assistance; interviewing scriptwriters who shared her vision of Greece and Girl Gone Greek's innate message. Script writer and fellow Grecophile James Collins came on board to help convert Girl Gone Greek to script.
It was decided between both Rebecca and James to relate the book in the script as a series of flashbacks - with the present retaining elements of current societal issues and how Greece can be pivotal in helping overcome these (no further information can be given without ruining the plot!), hence the essence of Girl Gone Greek was kept, all the while addressing in a gentle way the importance of respecting cultural differences, Europe and traditions.
Work is ongoing and Rebecca continues her discussion with interested parties to bring her vision to life. She certainly knows which actors would be make great cast for key roles; Jodie Comer as Rachel with Bill Nighy as Rachel’s Dad. Why? Because Jodie Comer is seemingly incredibly down to earth when seen in interviews, despite her rapid upward ascent to fame - plus she has this lovely Liverpudlian accent (and Rachel’s father is originally from Liverpool). Bill Nighy? Well, need you ask? Can’t you just picture him planting a kiss on Rachel’s (Jodie Comer’s) forehead when he waves her off at the airport?