Jodie Foster to direct, co-produce and star in English remake of Iceland's Oscars 2019 entry Woman at War

FP Staff

Dec 11, 2018 12:02:48 IST

Actress Jodie Foster will direct, co-produce and star in an English-language remake of the thriller Woman at War, Iceland's submission to the Foreign Language competition at the upcoming 91st Academy Awards.

Jodie Foster. Twitter/@DegreeNoticias

Jodie Foster. Twitter/@DegreeNoticias

The Icelandic movie centers on a middle-aged music teacher, Halla (Foster), who is escalating her sabotage against the local aluminum industry when she discovers that her adoption application has been approved and a baby girl is awaiting her in the Ukraine, reports variety.com.

“I am so excited to helm a new American imagining of this relevant, beautiful, inspiring story. The character of Halla is a warrior for the planet, a strong woman who risks it all to do the right thing. But not without some serious mishaps along the way,” Foster said, adding that she was thrilled "beyond words" by the original film, as per a Deadline report.

The script won the best script prize in the Critics' Week section of the Cannes Film Festival.

Foster plans to relocate the setting to the American West. It will be her fifth directorial gig following Money Monster, The Beaver, Home for the Holidays and Little Man Tate.

She won the best actress Oscars for The Accused and Silence of the Lambs.

(With inputs from Indo-Asian News Service)

Updated Date: Dec 11, 2018 12:02:48 IST