Alicia Witt Joins Historical Thriller 'Alice' (Exclusive)

Alicia Witt
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The 'Modern Persuasion' actress joins Keke Palmer and Jonny Lee Miller in Krystin Ver Linden's period thriller.

Alicia Witt, who stars in Samuel Goldwyn’s Jane Austen feature adaptation Modern Persuasion, has joined the feature film Alice for Steel Springs Pictures and first-time helmer Krystin Ver Linden.

Witt will appear opposite Keke Palmer, Jonny Lee Miller, Common and Gaius Charles in writer-director Ver Linden’s period thriller. She will play the role of Rachel, the former owner of Alice (Palmer) who values the rigid societal hierarchies of the Antebellum South.

The character-driven thriller tells the story of a woman of servitude who escapes the 55-acre confines of her captor to discover the shocking reality that exists beyond the tree line -- that it’s 1973. John Wick and Spotlight executive producer Peter Lawson will produce Alice along with executive producers Jose Agustin Valdes and Luisa Fernanda Espinosa of Steel Springs Pictures.

Witt’s feature credits include Mississippi Requiem, 88 Minutes, Two Weeks Notice, Last Holiday, Urban Legend, The Upside of Anger, Mr. Holland’s Opus, Four Rooms, Fun and Vanilla Sky.

Her TV credits include a season long arc on Orange Is The New Black, and recurring roles on The Exorcist, Nashville, Supernatural, Justified and The Walking Dead.

Witt is repped by APA, Untitled Entertainment and Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein.