Newswire: Fox Searchlight is making a true story that sounds a lot like Up

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox Searchlight has picked up an untitled project telling the true story of an elderly woman who refused to sell her Seattle home even as a mall was built around it, a story with obvious similarities to Pixar’s Up.

Based on the 2013 memoir Under One Roof by Barry Martin, the story focuses on a small farmhouse that sat peacefully for 100 years as the city grew around it until a big commercial development began seeking the property in 2006. The elderly owner, Edith Macefield, turned down an offer of $1 million from the developers and became a local hero. Somehow, Macefield became friends with Martin, the superintendent of the construction project, and Martin would check on the woman daily, maybe apologizing for the noise or the YOU ARE HERE map being erected next to her mailbox. When Macefield died in 2008, she left …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *