Production is underway in Alberta, Canada, on Robin Wright’s feature directorial debut Land, which Focus Features will distribute in the US and Universal Pictures International will handle in the rest of the world.
Kim Dickens has joined the cast, which includes Demián Bichir. Jesse Chatham wrote the screenplay with revisions by Erin Dignam about a grief-stricken lawyer played by Wright who goes off the grid.
Allyn Stewart, Lora Kennedy, and Big Beach’s Peter Saraf and Leah Holzer are producing. Wright serves as executive producer alongside John Sloss and Steve Farneth of Cinetic Media with Nomadic Pictures’ Chad Oakes & Mike Frislev.
“Land is a story of personal transformation out of the most tragic event possible for any of us,” said Wright. “I hope that experiencing Edee’s journey toward healing inspires others.”
Focus chairman Peter Kujawski added, “Robin has consistently laid bare the strength, soul and vulnerabilities of so many iconic characters over the years as an actress, and we can’t wait for audiences to experience when she draws on that deep well of empathy behind the camera as well.”
Wright’s roles include House Of Cards for Netflix, on which she also served as an executive producer and directed several episodes across six seasons, including the Season 6 series finale. She earned four Golden Globe nods and won in 2014.
She has also starred in Blade Runner 2049, Wonder Woman, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Moneyball, The Princess Bride, and Forrest Gump.