Robin Wright (Wonder Woman) is making her directorial debut with the feature film Land. She is also set to star, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
The story revolves around a city slicker lawyer by the name of Edee Mathis (Wright). She takes herself off the grid and relocates to Shoshone National Forest in Wyoming, setting up house in a cabin. There she teaches herself to hunt, fish and grown her own food. Which makes us wonder, why has Mathis abandoned her career and life as she knows it?
According to the official description, she “begins to confront her demons and surprises herself with her own will to survive.” While that doesn’t provide specifics about her backstory, it brings us up to speed a bit, that Mathis is setting up personal challenges for herself.
HanWay films’ Garbrielle Stewart provides some insight, saying in a statement, “She [Wright] 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. ”
Wright plans to shoot the film over four seasons in British Columbia to illustrate the harsh terrain Mathis is faced with living in rural WY, reports Empire online.
The original screenplay is written by Jesse Chatham, this is her first writing credit, and Liz Hannah (The Post).
Wright has directed 10 episodes of House of Cards, but this is her first venture into moviemaking. We can look for her return as Antiope in Wonder Woman 1984.
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