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My Mother’s Wedding: Scarlett Johansson Joins Kristin Scott Thomas’ Directorial Debut

According to Deadline, Oscar nominee Scarlett Johansson has officially signed on to star in acclaimed actress Kristin Scott Thomas’ forthcoming directorial debut film titled My Mother’s Wedding. The drama will also star Sienna Miller (Foxcatcher), Emily Beecham (Little Joe), and Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire).

In addition to this upcoming drama, Johansson will also next be seen in a number of high-profile projects including her first Wes Anderson film titled Asteroid City, Disney’s live-action film adaptation of Tower of Terror, and Apple Studios’ space race film Project Artemis, which reunites her with long-time collaborator Chris Evans.

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My Mother’s Wedding is being directed by Kristin Scott Thomas from a screenplay she co-wrote with John Micklethwait. It is being produced by Finola Dwyer and Steven Rales. Production is currently underway.

The film will be based on Elizabeth Jane Howard’s 1959 novel titled The Sea Change. The novel centers around a famous London playwright Emmanuel and his sickly and embittered wife Lillian, who is still grieving the lost of their daughter. Their rocky marriage takes an unexpected turn when they travel to a remote Greek island.

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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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