There is no sign of slowing down for Emma Thompson, the British actress has signed up to star in Brian Kirk’s thriller, ‘The Fisherwoman.’

Thompson is set to play a widowed fisherman who, while trapped in a Minnesotan blizzard, interrupts the kidnapping of a teenager and soon finds she is the young victim’s only hope.

Kirk will direct from a screenplay by Nicholas Jacobson-Larson and Dalton Leeb, who has just been tapped to write the “Hot Wheels” movie for Warner Bros and Bad Robot. Thompson will also executive produce the project

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The two-time Oscar winner recently appeared in ‘Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical’ and ‘Good Luck to You, Leo Grande’ and is soon to be seen alongside Lily James in the upcoming rom-com ‘What’s Love Got to Do With It.’

Kirk is the co-creator and director of Idris Elba series ‘Luther’ and has directed for series including ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Boardwalk Empire’ and ‘Penny Dreadful,’ among others. “The Fisherwoman” will be his first feature since ’21 Bridges,’ one of the last films Chadwick Boseman made before he died in 2020.


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