Kristin Scott Thomas, Daisy Ridley, Nina Hoss Team for WWII Drama 'Women in the Castle'

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Adapted from Jessica Shattuck’s 2017 New York Times bestseller, the film unites 'The Wife' trio of Jane Anderson, Rosalie Swedlin and Embankment.

Kristin Scott Thomas, Daisy Ridley and Nina Hoss are teaming up for writer-director Jane Anderson’s Women in the Castle.

Adapted by Anderson from Jessica Shattuck’s 2017 New York Times bestseller, the film, set in the ruins of WWII Germany, is a heart-wrenching and hopeful tale of secrets, survival and the astonishing power of forgiveness. Three women, bound by their past and clinging to each other for a future, must grapple with the realities of liberation from the Nazis, and face the consequences of decisions they cannot undo.

The film is produced by Anonymous Content’s Rosalie Swedlin (The Wife), Doreen Wilcox Little (Mapplethorpe) and Michael Scheel (Inglorious Basterds).

Jane Anderson adapted Meg Wolitzer’s The Wife, which showcased an Academy Award- and BAFTA-nominated and Golden Globe-, SAG- and Spirit Award-winning performance from Glenn Close. Anderson won two Emmys for her HBO mini-series Olive Kitteridge, starring Frances McDormand, and was also DGA nominated as writer-director of HBO’s Normal, starring Jessica Lange and Tom Wilkinson, which received multiple Golden Globe and Emmy nominations.

"One of Jane’s great talents is to reveal the inner emotional lives of women and in gifting those revelations to actresses, allowing them to deliver award-winning, timelessly memorable performances," said Swedlin. "And in Kristin, Daisy and Nina we have the cast to do exactly that."

Embankment executive produce and have launched worldwide sales ahead of virtual TIFF.

"We’re thrilled to resume our partnership with Jane and Rosalie, the team behind The Wife," said Embankment's Tim Haslam. "Jane’s precision in uncovering the deeply personal stories of Shattuck’s female characters is intensely captivating and emotionally expressive. Whilst set within a conflict of epic scale the intimacy of the storytelling is highly resonant for its audience. Our actresses will deliver powerhouse performances."

Women in the Castle is scheduled to shoot early 2021 in Eastern Europe.