According to Deadline, Star Wars alum Daisy Ridley, Nina Hoss (Homeland, Phoenix) and Academy Award nominee Kristin Scott Thomas (The English Patient) have been tapped for the leading roles in Jane Anderson’s upcoming film adaptation of author Jessica Shattuck’s 2017 best-selling novel titled Women In The Castle. The project hails from the creative team behind the 2017 acclaimed drama film The Wife.
“One of Jane’s great talents is to reveal the inner emotional lives of women and in gifting those revelations to actresses, allowing them to deliver award-winning, timelessly memorable performances. And in Kristin, Daisy, and Nina we have the cast to do exactly that.” producer Rosalie Swedlin said in a statement.
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Set during and after World War II, Women In The Castle follows the story of three German women, who are the widows of the conspirators involved in an assassination attempt on Hitler. The film will explore how each of them deals with the fallout of her personal life and the devastation around her differently.
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The film adaptation will be written and directed by Jane Anderson, who won two Emmy awards for her work in HBO’s limited series Olive Kitteridge. It will be produced by Anonymous Content’s Rosalie Swedlin, Doreen Wilcox Little and Michael Scheel with Embankment serving as executive producers.
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Ridley gained worldwide recognition for becoming the new lead for the Lucasfilm’s Star Wars sequel trilogy. She last portrayed the role of Rey in last year’s The Rise of Skywalker.
Scott Thomas is best known for her critically-acclaimed roles in the 1994 romantic comedy Four Weddings and a Funeral and the 1996 romance drama The English Patient opposite Ralph Fiennes, which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.
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