Date: 30th May 2022
Abigail Breslin, Luke Wilson, Andy Garcia and Donald Sutherland have signed on to star in the courtroom drama Miranda’s Victim from director Michelle Danner , with production underway in New Jersey.
The film, written by J. Craig Stiles and George Kolber, will tell the true story of Trish Weir (Breslin), who was kidnaped and sexually assaulted by Ernesto Miranda in 1963. While committed to putting her aggressor in prison, Trish’s life gets destroyed by the American legal system, triggering a law that transforms the nation.
Wilson is set to play Lawrence Turoff, the country prosecutor that convinces Trish to testify and helps her bring her aggressor to justice, with Garcia as public defender Alvin Moore, who takes on Miranda’s case, and Sutherland as Judge Wren, who convicts Miranda for the rape of Weir. Danner and Kolber are producing alongside Valerie Debler, Brian Drillinger and Alexandra Guarnieri.
Miranda’s Victim is Danner’s seventh directorial project, and comes on the heels of her action-thriller The Runner, about a troubled teen forced by police to go undercover to expose a dangerous drug kingpin.
Breslin is best known for her Oscar-nominated turn as child beauty pageant contestant Olive in Searchlight’s Little Miss Sunshine. She’s also been seen in such films as Zombieland and Zombieland: Double Tap, Stillwater, Maggie, Ender’s Game, August: Osage County, The Call, My Sister’s Keeper, Definitely, Maybe and Signs, among others. She also starred on Fox’s slasher comedy series, Scream Queens. Other upcoming projects featuring the actress include K. Asher Levin’s Slayers, Phillip Clark Davis’ comedy Saturday at the Starlight and Paramount Network’s crime drama series, The Accused.
Source: Press Release