The Girl is Emily Blunt

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The production company behind Maria Full of Grace and Half Nelson is developing The Girl, a story about immigration and maternal bonding, with Emily Blunt in talks to star, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Paul Mezey’s Journeyman Pictures will produce, while HBO Films is circling the project, with the possibility of the company financing and producing as it did with “Maria.”

David Riker has written the screenplay for “Girl” and is attached to direct.

The movie focuses on a Texas woman (Blunt) who finds the young daughter of an illegal immigrant who has become separated from her mother. Saddled with a child she doesn’t wish to care for, the woman then searches for the child’s mother, a quest that takes her south of the border.