Mira Sorvino has landed the lead in the upcoming true crime tale, The Class Project, to be directed by Stanley M. Brooks.
The film features Abigail Breslin and Georgie Henley (The Chronicles of Narnia) as Canadian sisters who have been at the mercy of their alcoholic mother (Sorvino) and her abusive boyfriends for as far back as they can remember. The duo decides to take matters into their own hands and plot to kill her in order to collect the insurance money.
The film, scripted by Fabrizio Filippo and Adam Till, is adapted from Toronto Star reporter Bob Mitchell's 2008 book "The Class Project: How To Kill a Mother: The True Story of Canada's Infamous Bathtub Girls."
Michael Rotenberg (Extract) is producing the indie drama with Damian Ganczewski and Juliette Hagopian.