My Sister’s Keeper is an upcoming film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Jodi Picoult starring Cameron Diaz and Alec Baldwin, with Nick Cassavetes directing. It will be released in both the US and the UK on June 26, 2009. It will star Cameron Diaz as Sara and Alec Baldwin as Campbell. Dakota and Elle Fanning were originally set to play the Fitzgerald sisters but Dakota changed her mind when she found out she would have to shave her head to play the leukemia-suffering character of Kate.
Plot: Conceived by means of in vitro fertilization, Anna Fitzgerald (Abigail Breslin) was brought into the world to be a genetic match for her older sister, Kate (Sofia Vassilieva), who suffers from acute promyelocytic leukemia. Their lives have been intertwined because of their donor-recipient relationship from the minute Anna was born. Anna suffers, such as losing the chance to go to a prestigious hockey camp in order to be there when her sister needs her, but when she turns 13 and Kate goes into renal failure, needing Anna’s kidney, Anna sues her parents for medical emancipation. Attorney Campbell Alexander (Alec Baldwin), who has a guide dog he refuses to reveal the function of, agrees to work for Anna pro bono. There is a subplot concerning him and Anna’s guardian ad litem, Julia Romano (Joan Cusack), who is also Campbell’s ex-high school girlfriend.
* Cameron Diaz – Sara Fitzgerald
* Alec Baldwin – Campbell Alexander
* Abigail Breslin – Anna Fitzgerald
* Sofia Vassilieva – Kate Fitzgerald
* Joan Cusack – Julia Romano
* Jason Patric – Brian Fitzgerald
* Evan Ellingson – Jesse Fitzgerald
* Elizabeth Daily – Susan
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