Adriana Trigiani, author of the bestselling Big Stone Gap, has written and directed a film adaptation of the novel, which releases to theatres on October 9th.
Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the tiny town of Big Stone Gap is home to some of the most charming eccentrics in the state. Ave Maria Mulligan (Ashley Judd) is the town’s self-proclaimed spinster, a thirty-five year old pharmacist. She lives an amiable life with good friends and lots of hobbies until the fateful day in 1978 when she suddenly discovers that she’s not who she always thought she was. Before she can blink, Ave’s fielding marriage proposals, fighting off greedy family members, organizing a celebration for visiting celebrities, and planning the trip of a lifetime—a trip that could change her view of the world and her own place in it forever.
The film, starring Patrick Wilson, Whoopi Goldberg, John Benjamin Hickey, Jane Krakowski, Anthony LaPaglia, and Jenna Elfman, was shot entirely on location in the coal-mining Virginia town, Big Stone Gap. . .Trigiani and Wilson’s hometown!