Entertainment Weekly
February 13, 2020 12:52 pm
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The Lost Daughter has found its principal cast. Maggie Gyllenhaal‘s feature directorial debut will premiere with an impressive roster of actors, as EW has confirmed Oscar-winning Favourite actress Olivia Colman will lead the upcoming literary adaptation‘s cast alongside Jessie Buckley (Wild Rose), Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey), and Peter Sarsgaard (The Batman).

With a script Gyllenhaal adapted from Elena Ferrante‘s 2006 novel of the same name, The Lost Daughter will follow Colman’s Leda, an elegant college professor who, while on a seaside vacation, becomes obsessed with a young woman, 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 unravel as the consequences of her past choices as a young mother seep into her present consciousness.

Gyllenhaal previously told EW her experience working on HBO’s drama series The Deuce informed her approach to helming her first big-screen project.

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

This story originally appeared on EW.com by Joey Nolfi.

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