Following her brief appearance in Nocturnal Animals (2016), news now arrives via Variety that Andrea Riseborough (Oblivion) is set for a more substantial role in a new psychological drama called Nancy.
Director Christina Choe, who has often worked as an editor, but has been winning awards for her short films, will make her feature debut for this one, which has Riseborough as a woman who has spent her life impersonating others, but comes close to losing her entire personality, along with the one person who has ever loved her for who she really is when her web of lies begins to fall apart.
The cameras are already rolling, with J. Smith-Cameron (Man On A Ledge), Ann Dowd (Compliance), John Leguizamo (Moulin Rouge!) and Steve Buscemi (Fargo) filling out the cast and Choe recruiting a crew that has all-female department heads, for a refreshing change. She also has the backing of Eon Productions' Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, which has our minds whirring with the conspiracy theory that this is secretly the next Bond film and Riseborough will be taking over the mantle from Daniel Craig.
More concretely, the actress will be seen in Armando Iannucci's (Veep) The Death Of Stalin, comedy outing Mindhorn and true-life tennis drama Battle Of The Sexes.