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Veronika Decides to Die
Directed by Emily Young
Produced by Sriram Das
Written by Paulo Coelho (book)
Larry Gross
Narrated by Sarah Michelle Gellar
Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar
Jonathan Tucker
Erika Christensen
with Melissa Leo
and David Thewlis
Music by Murray Gold[1]
Distributed by First Look International[2]
Release date(s) 21 August 2009(Brazil)
2 October 2009 (Poland)
30 October 2009 (Sweden)
12 November 2009 (South Korea)[3]
18 February 2010 (Russia)
13 April (DVD - France)
23 April (DVD - Japan)
24 August (DVD - USA)
Country United States
Language English
Budget $9,000,000 (estimated)
Gross revenue $341,444 (foreign)[4]

Veronika Decides to Die is a drama film directed by Emily Young and starring Sarah Michelle Gellar,[5] Jonathan Tucker,[6] Melissa Leo, David Thewlis and Erika Christensen,[7] adapted from the novel of the same name by Paulo Coelho.

The setting of the movie is New York instead of the original location of the novel in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

It was reported that Kate Bosworth was previously attached to the project.[8]



Veronika (Sarah Michelle Gellar) wakes up in a mental institution after a failed suicide attempt. She discovers that she has a weakened heart and only days to live. The film follows her journey as she finds true love and a newfound appreciation of life.


Filming of the movie began on May 12, 2008 in New York City and wrapped on June 22. The novel was adapted for film by Muse Productions, Das Films, and Velvet Steamroller Entertainment.[9]

Release and box office performance

The film had a special screening in Brazil on August 7, 2009 and was followed by an August 21 release. On its opening weekend, it grossed US$90,455 with 61 screens.[10] The film was released in Poland on October 2, 2009[11], in Sweden on October 30, 2009.[12] and in South Korea on November 19 [13]

According to the website of Paulo Coelho's literary agent, the U.S. and UK premiere is currently scheduled for spring 2010.[14]

The movie will be released straight to DVD in the U.S. on August 24, 2010.[15]


Actor Role
Sarah Michelle Gellar Veronika
Jonathan Tucker Eduard
Erika Christensen Claire
Melissa Leo Mari
David Thewlis Dr. Blake


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