Production is currently underway in Alberta, Canada on Land, the feature directorial debut from Golden Globe winner Robin Wright (House of Cards). Wright directs and stars in the film written by Jesse Chatham with revisions by Erin Dignam. Co-starring with Wright is Oscar and ALMA nominee Demián Bichir. Joining them in the cast is Kim Dickens (Gone Girl).
Land is produced by Allyn Stewart, Lora Kennedy, and Big Beach’s Peter Saraf and Leah Holzer. Wright will executive produce alongside John Sloss & Steve Farneth of Cinetic Media with Nomadic Pictures’ Chad Oakes & Mike Frislev. Focus Features will distribute domestically, and Universal Pictures International will handle foreign distribution.
The movie centers around Wright as Edee Holzer, a cosmopolitan lawyer consumed by grief. After enduring a personal tragedy, Edee feels her only escape is to disappear from her life and live completely apart from the rest of humanity. As she learns to survive in a harsh environment, she finds the woman in herself that she felt had long since died.
Robin Wright said, “Land is a story of personal transformation out of the most tragic event possible for any of us. I hope that experiencing Edee’s journey toward healing inspires others.”
Producers Allyn Stewart, Peter Saraf, Leah Holzer & Lora Kennedy commented, “We’ve been huge admirers of Robin’s work for 25 years and are thrilled to finally have the opportunity to partner with her, and with Focus, to tell this incredibly cinematic and universal story of grief and the power of healing.”
Focus chairman Peter Kujawski said, “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.”