Director: Joe Berlinger
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriter: Richard Stratton
Starring: Rita Wilson, Evan Rachel Wood, Vera Farmiga, Alessandro Nivola, Jennifer Beals
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Based on the best-selling book of the same name by former New York Times reporter Julie Salamon, "Facing the Wind" tells the true story of Bob Rowe, to be played by Alessandro Nivola ("American Hustle," "Devil's Knot"), a model husband and father whose profound psychic unraveling leads him to commit an unimaginable act of violence against those he holds dearest and his subsequent search for redemption. Oscar-nominated Vera Farmiga ("Up In the Air," "Bates Motel") is attached to play Bob Rowe's first wife Mary, whom he kills, while two-time Golden Globe nominee Evan Rachel Wood ("Thirteen," "The Wrestler") plays Bob's second wife, with whom he marries and starts a new life after avoiding a prison sentence by pleading the insanity defense at trial. Rita Wilson ("It's Complicated") and Jennifer Beals ("The Book of Eli") are also attached to play key supporting roles. The trial of Bob Rowe for the quadruple familicide of his entire family represented one of the first successful uses of the insanity defense in New York State and this historic 1978 legal case has never been explored in a film before.