Hailee Steinfeld is known for taking on very adult roles in the films she acts in, and the one she'll be working on soon is no departure. She, along with Olivia Wilde and Nicole Beharie, will be working on a Civil War drama flick called The Keeping Room. It will be directed by Daniel Barber, and Wind Dancer Films is financing it.
The movie tells the story of three Southern women—two sisters and a slave—who defend their home from soldiers who have broken off from the Union Army. Julia Hart wrote the film, and Jordan Horowitz, David McFadzean, Judd Payne, and Dete Meserve will produce it.
Horowitz said, "The Keeping Room is a cinematic, thrilling, and dangerous piece of material and we could not be more excited with the team that has come together to bring this unique story to the screen."
Principal photography for the film will start in March in North Carolina. As previously mentioned, Steinfeld is familiar with taking roles that are challenging. She starred in 2010's True Grit alongside Jeff Bridges, in which she played a young woman trying to find her father's murderer with the help of a U.S. Marshal.
Wilde is known for her role on the hit TV show House, as well as 2010's TRON: Legacy. Beharie is a relative newcomer. She's had roles in The Good Wife and Law and Order: SVU, and has a role in the upcoming film 42, due out in 2013.
Posted by Jena
10/30/2012 4:24 PM