AFM First Look: Jessica Chastain Remains by Sitting Bull's Side in 'Woman Walks Ahead' (Exclusive)

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'Woman Walks Ahead'

Susanna White directed the 19th-century period drama about an artist who moves from Brooklyn to the Standing Rock Reservation in the Dakotas to advise the Sioux chieftain.

Jessica Chastain is a Sitting Bull confidant in The Hollywood Reporter's exclusive first look at Woman Walks Ahead.

The Native American drama stars Chastain as Caroline Weldon, an artist who moves from Brooklyn to the Standing Rock Reservation in the Dakotas to advise Sioux chieftain Sitting Bull (Michael Greyeyes) as he fights to keep the land for his people. She wrote letters to the federal government on behalf of Sitting Bull and eventually lived on the land with her teenage son for several years, even though she was vilified by the press, which called her "Sitting Bull's white squaw."

Susanna White directed the 19th-century period drama from a script by Steven Knight.

Produced by Black Bicycle Entertainment and Bedford Falls in association with Potboiler, the film is being sold at AFM by IM Global.

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