Olivia Colman, Dakota Johnson, and more will star in Maggie Gyllenhaal’s Lost Child movie

Olivia Colman, Dakota Johnson, and more will star in Maggie Gyllenhaal’s Lost Child movie

The Lost Daughter has found its principal cast.

Maggie Gyllenhaal‘s feature directorial debut will premiere with an excellent roster of actors, as EW has actually confirmed Oscar-winning Favourite actress Olivia Colman will lead the upcoming literary adjustment‘s cast alongside Jessie Buckley ( Wild Rose), Dakota Johnson( Fifty Shades of Grey), and Peter Sarsgaard ( The Batman).

With a script Gyllenhaal adjusted from Elena Ferrante‘s 2006 book of the exact same name, The Lost Child will follow Colman’s Leda, a sophisticated college teacher who, while on a seaside getaway, becomes obsessed with a girl, Nina (Johnson), and her young daughter, as she watches them on the beach. Their compelling relationship forces Leda to confront the trauma surrounding her own motherhood, and she begins to unwind as the repercussions of her past options as a young mother seep into her present consciousness.

” I felt that something secret and true had been stated out loud. And I was both disrupted and comforted by that,” Gyllenhaal stated of the film in a press statement. “I instantly believed just how much more intense the experience would be in a movie theatre, with other individuals around. And I set to work on this adaptation. I discover that the script has actually brought in other individuals interested in exploring these secret truths about motherhood, sexuality, femininity, desire. And I’m enjoyed continue my cooperation with such brave and amazing stars and filmmakers.”

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Gyllenhaal previously informed EW her experience dealing with HBO’s drama series The Deuce informed her approach to helming her first big-screen job.

” I do not understand that I would in fact have actually taken the action and be directing if it weren’t for having played Sweet,” Gyllenhaal stated of her character, an adult film director, on the show. “The making of Sweet has completely influenced me. Among the important things I understood as I was playing her, there ‘d often be scenes where Candy would be kind of difficult to her stars and I never played it like that. I was always like, ‘No, you can’t be suggest to your stars! Actors only succeed when you love them!'”

A release date for The Lost Daughter— which Gyllenhaal produced together with Talia Kleinhendler and Osnat Handelsman-Keren through their Pie Movies company– has yet to be announced.

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