From the white house to off the grid, Robin Wright is set to make her official directorial film debut.
Robin Wright will head to the wilderness for her feature film directorial debut, Land. She will also star in the movie, playing Edee Mathis, a woman consumed by grief who resolves to remove herself completely from life as she has known it.
The film’s screenplay was written by by Jesse Chatham and Golden Globe nominee Liz Hannah (The Post). It will begin production this summer in Canada, in British Columbia.
As said, the film will follow Mathis, a cosmopolitan lawyer consumed by grief. Following the advice from online survivalists, she moves to the most unpopulated area in the U.S., living in a cabin in the Shoshone National Forest in Wyoming. There, she must learn to hunt, fish and grow her food as she faces brutal winters, a challenging landscape and local wildlife that could kill her at any moment. In crossing paths with Joseph, a First Nations local, Edee begins to confront her demons.
HanWay Films is on board for global sales. It will look for a domestic distributor at Cannes. Cinetic Media and CAA Media Finance will handle North American rights.
“Robin proved herself a tour de force taking in hand ‘House of Cards’ as a director as well as its lead actor,” said HanWay Films MD Gabrielle Stewart. “She speaks very eloquently and passionately about wanting to tell the story of a woman’s journey through loss and pain, where only by giving herself to nature can she find a path to inner peace and redemption.”
Land was developed by Allyn Stewart (Sully) with casting director Lora Kennedy (Wonder Woman). It is financed by New York-based production entity Big Beach. The film is produced by Stewart, Kennedy, Big Beach co-founder Peter Saraf (Little Miss Sunshine) and Leah Holzer (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood).