Fabrication Films will introduce buyers in Cannes to the documentarian’s true-crime saga to star Vera Farmiga, Evan Rachel Wood and Alessandro Nivola.
Facing The Wind is based on the book of the same name by New York Times reporter Julie Salamon and tells of Bob Rowe, a model husband who searches for redemption after he annihilates his family.
Nivola will portray Rowe, Farmiga his first wife Mary and Wood his second wife, whom he marries after pleading insanity at what became a historic trial in 1978.
Rita Wilson and Jennifer Beals are attached in key supporting roles.
Berlinger will produce with Elizabeth Fowler, whose credits include Devil’s Knot. Richard Stratton adapted the screenplay.