Jennifer Connelly, Melanie Laurent and Cillian Murphy have signed on to star in Cry/Fly, Variety reports. The Milk of Sorrow writer/director Claudia Llosa will make her English-language debut with the drama.
The film follows two intertwined narratives, set two decades apart. In one, Connelly will play a mother separated from her son and dying daughter. In the second, Murphy will play the adult version of the son who, encouraged by a French reporter (Laurent) sets off on a quest to find his mother.
Set to begin shooting in February 2013, Cry/Fly will be produced by Mark Johnson, Ibon Cormenzana and Jose Maria Morales.