Date: 8th March 2019

Rachel Weisz to Star in and Produce 'Lanny'.

Rachel Weisz is set to star in Lanny, adapted from Max Porter's upcoming novel, the follow-up to his acclaimed Grief Is A Thing With Feathers.

The Oscar-winning Brit - who recently earned a best supporting actress nomination for Favourite, The (2018) has optioned the book alongside The Bureau and BBC Films, and will produce together with The Bureau's Tristan Goligher.

Lanny is a contemporary drama heavily influenced by English folk stories and is about a young boy who moves with his family to a village not far from London which is populated by various mysterous inhabitants.

Weisz will take the role of Lanny’s mother, a former actress. The producers are looking for a screenwriter to adapt the novel.

Source: Press Release