On Swift Horses adaptation

On Swift Horses Adaptation (2024): Everything We Know So Far About The New Film

An all -star cast has the upcoming On Swift Horses adaptation, based on the novel by Shannon Pufahl, with high expectations. Released in 2019, this powerful and atmospheric debut captured the hearts of readers with its evocative storytelling and beautifully rendered characters. Now, the story is set to grace the silver screen, and anticipation is building among literature and film enthusiasts alike.
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This page was updated: 8/1/23

About The Book:

A lonely newlywed and her wayward brother-in-law follow divergent and dangerous paths through the postwar American West.
Muriel is newly married and restless, transplanted from her rural Kansas hometown to life in a dusty bungalow in San Diego. The air is rich with the tang of salt and citrus, but the limits of her new life seem to be closing She misses her freethinking mother, dead before Muriel’s nineteenth birthday, and her sly, itinerant brother-in-law, Julius, who made the world feel bigger than she had imagined. And so she begins slipping off to the Del Mar racetrack to bet and eavesdrop, learning the language of horses and risk. Meanwhile, Julius is testing his fate in Las Vegas, working at a local casino where tourists watch atomic tests from the roof, and falling in love with Henry, a young card cheat. When Henry is eventually discovered and run out of town, Julius takes off to search for him in the plazas and dives of Tijuana, trading one city of dangerous illusions and indiscretions for another.
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Current Production Status:

Post-Production as of March 2023.

On Swift Horses Adaptation Timeline:

After the book was first published in 2019, work on an adaptation began in 2021 with Ley Line Entertainment bringing on producer Peter Spears and director Daniel Minahan.
In February 2023 it was announced that Daisy Edgar-Jones, Jacob Elordi, Will Poulter, Diego Calva and Sasha Calle had all joined the cast and that principal photography had begun.
Production wrapped just two months later in March as the project moved into post-production.

Who Owns The Rights:

Production company Ley Line Entertainment is leading the adaptation.

Who Is Attached:

Daisy Edgar-Jones, Jacob Elordi, Will Poulter, Diego Calva and Sasha Calle have all been added to the cast.

Filming Locations:

Filming for the project took place in Los Angeles, California.

Estimated Release:

With filming wrapped in March 2023, it is likely this film will be released in 2024. There is no official release information made public yet.
On Swift Horses adaptation

Previous mentions on AiLL:

This book has not been featured on Alison in Libraryland before.

Other Adaptations From This Author:

On Swift Horses was Shannon Pufahl’s debut novel so there are no other works to be adapted yet.
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On Swift Horses Adaptation (2024): Everything We Know So Far About The New Film

On Swift Horses adaptation
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