Alison Sudol, the breakout star of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, has signed on to join Samuel L. Jackson, Sebastian Stan and Christopher Plummer in The Last Full Measure.
Todd Robinson (White Squall, Lonely Hearts) is directing the film, which also counts William Hurt, Bradley Whitford, Michael Imperioli, Linus Roache, John Savage, Grant Gustin and Diane Ladd among the cast.
Based on the true story of a present-day cover-up investigation, The Last Full Measure follows young Pentagon investigator Scott Huffman (Stan) as he battles the political machine in Washington. He reluctantly teams with veterans of Operation Abilene to convince Congress to award the Medal of Honor to a courageous Air Force medic, William Pitsenbarger, who is seen saving the lives of more than 60 Marines who were ambushed in one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War. As the battle waged on, and after the last helicopter left, he continued to save lives until his own was sacrificed.
Sudol will play the female lead, Tara Huffman, the wife of Stan’s character.
Foresight Unlimited is handling international sales and producing in association with Provocator and SSS Entertainment. Timothy Scott Bogart, Mark Damon, Lauren Selig, Julian Adams, Nicholas Cafritz, Robert Reed Peterson and Shaun Sanghani are producing, with Tamara Birkemoe, Jenna Sanz-Agero, Sidney Sherman, Louis Steyn and T.J. Steyn executive producing.
The film is slated to shoot in April in Atlanta and Costa Rica.
Before getting into acting, Sudol was previously known for her music, releasing her first of four piano-driven indie albums in 2007 under the name A Fine Frenzy. In 2016, she starred as the free-spirited Queenie in Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opposite Eddie Redmayne. She was also seen in the hit Amazon series Transparent. She’s repped by Paradigm and Gang Tyre.