Monday, 8 May 2017

Sienna Miller, Christina Hendricks and Aaron Paul set for The Burning Woman

Ridley Scott's (Prometheus) portfolio of projects he is producing includes a thriller called The Burning Woman. Written by Brad Ingelsby (Out Of The Furnace), the film has had Scott's son Jake attached to direct for a while, and now finally appears to have tracked down a cast. News arrives via Variety that Sienna Miller (Foxcatcher), Christina Hendricks (Drive), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) and Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook) are all stepping aboard.

Set in the blue-collar milieu of US industrial towns, The Burning Woman focuses on a 32-year-old Pennsylvania woman whose teenage daughter goes missing, leaving behind an infant grandson to raise. The story then takes place across 11 years as the woman searches for some closure on the case while caring for the boy, finding her way ever closer to the truth of what happened.

Ingelsby developed the idea with Michael Pruss (Equals) and wrote the main character with Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables) in mind. But while she showed some initial interest, she has since left the film, but it is finally back on track after a few more months in development limbo. There is no word yet on when it might start shooting. A far better question is arguably Ingelsby's obsession with fire?

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