Daisy Ridley, Kristin Scott Thomas and Nina Hoss to team for World War II drama

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Daisy Ridley, Kristin Scott Thomas and Nina Hoss will play widows of conspirators who plotted against Hitler in the planned adaptation of the best-selling novel, Women In The Castle.

If like us, you were a fan of 2017’s The Wife, written by Jane Anderson, you’ll be pleased to hear that the creative team behind that film have reconvened, this time for Women in the Castle. Adapted from Jessica Shattuck’s fictional novel that draws from real events, Women in the Castle follows the lives of three women throughout (and beyond) World War II. The women in question are widowed when their husbands conspiratorial attempts to assassinate Hitler fail, and the story follows the dramatic and emotional fallout following their deaths.

Anderson has already proved more than adept at writing extraordinary roles for women, with The Wife being a perfect example.  Glenn Close was nominated for a hatful of awards for excelling in a superbly-written role, so the exciting casting of Ridley, Scott Thomas and Hoss bodes well for Anderson’s step into the directing chair. Naturally, she is also adapting the screenplay from the source material also.

With some of the production team having also worked on The Wife, Anderson is working with collaborators who understand her knack for finding interesting ways to tell female stories. The film is set to shoot in Eastern Europe at some point in 2021, according to Deadline. More on this one as we have it.


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