Robin Wright to Make Her Feature Directorial Debut

Robin Wright. Photo by John Salangsang/REX/Shutterstock (8841846q)

Wright, who directed several episodes of House of Cards, will be stepping behind the camera for a feature film for the first time.

The HoC alum is set to make her feature directorial debut with Land. HanWay Films has picked up the international sales rights and will commence sales at Cannes.

Wright will also star in the film as Edee Mathis, so consumed by grief that she vows to go off the grid and completely disappear from life as she knows it. 

HanWay managing director, Gabrielle Stewart said in a statement, “Robin proved herself a tour de force taking in hand House of Cards as a director as well as its lead actor. She speaks very eloquently and passionately about wanting to tell the story of a woman’s journey through loss and pain, where only by giving herself to nature can she find a path to inner peace and redemption. It is a unique cinematic experience of huge scale, yet speaks to our basic human need for more earthy simplicity in this busy noisy world.”

The film is based on an original screenplay by Jesse Chatham and Golden Globe nominee Liz Hannah.

Production is scheduled to begin this summer in British Columbia.