The actress will star The Marsh King’s Daughter, a thriller based on Karen Dionne’s 2017 novel of the same name. Neil Burger, author of Divergent, deals with the realization.
The novel tells the story of Helena Petterier (role reserved for Daisy Ridley), whose idyllic life falls apart when she discovers that the man who fathered her and held her and her mother kidnapped in a swamp for 12 years has escaped from prison. To protect her own husband and daughter, Helena decides to take care of the matter and go after her father.
Elle Smith y Mark L. Smith (The reborn) they will adapt the script for this project, which is scheduled to shoot this coming summer in Canada. Black Bear’s Teddy Schwarzman, Anonymous Content’s Keith Redmon and Mark L. Smith serve as producers.
The project began in 2018 when Morten Tyldum (Deciphering Enigma), while Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) would play the lead.
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