Katherine Heigl is set to star in the movie adaptation of Ann Hood's best-selling novel, "The Knitting Circle". In her first collaboration with HBO, she will also produce the movie with her mother and producing partner Nancy Heigl via their Abishag banner. Pine Street Pictures will also produce.

The Knitting Circle By Ann Hood

HBO Films has optioned the rights to the best-seller which will be scripted by Dirty Sexy Money creator and award-winning playright Craig Wright. This marks Wright's return to HBO where he started his TV writing career on Six Feet Under, earning both Emmy and WGA nominations for his work.

Katherine will play Mary Baxter, the central character in Hood's semi autobiographical novel, about a mother mourning the death of her young daughter and struggling to overcome the grief that jeopardizes every aspect of her life, including her marriage. The book tells the tale of how she begins to find her way back into the world through a knitting circle and the stories its members share.