MY HEART AND OTHER BLACK HOLES follows two teens who enter a suicide pact.
Just over a month after its publication, Paramount Pictures has optioned Jasmine Warga’s MY HEART AND OTHER BLACK HOLES for film!
The emotional, painstaking debut follows Aysel, a sixteen-year-old who suffers from severe depression after her father’s incarceration for a very well-known violent crime. Aysel becomes obsessed with the idea of her own death and gets support from a teen boy named Roman on a website called Suicide Partners. As their planned suicide date approaches, Aysel and Roman open up to each other and form an unshakable bond that makes Aysel questions whether or not she really wants to die after all.
Anonymous Content will produce the film, however no other details for the production are available at this time.
Sixteen-year-old physics nerd Aysel is obsessed with plotting her own death. With a mother who can barely look at her without wincing, classmates who whisper behind her back, and a father whose violent crime rocked her small town, Aysel is ready to turn her potential energy into nothingness.
There’s only one problem: she’s not sure she has the courage to do it alone. But once she discovers a website with a section called Suicide Partners, Aysel’s convinced she’s found her solution: a teen boy with the username FrozenRobot (aka Roman) who’s haunted by a family tragedy is looking for a partner.
Even though Aysel and Roman have nothing in common, they slowly start to fill in each other’s broken lives. But as their suicide pact becomes more concrete, Aysel begins to question whether she really wants to go through with it. Ultimately, she must choose between wanting to die or trying to convince Roman to live so they can discover the potential of their energy together. Except that Roman may not be so easy to convince.