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Jodie Foster to direct and star in a remake of WOMAN AT WAR

The two-time Oscar winner Jodie Foster will direct, co-produce and star in a remake of Benedikts Erlingsson's  Woman at War. Foster will reinterpret the role of Halla (played by Halldóra Geirhardsdóttir in the original film) an independent woman in her late 40s, who declares war on the local aluminum industry. She'll risk anything to protect the Icelandic highlands, until an orphan unexpectedly enters her life.

In an interview with Deadline, Foster says: “This movie thrilled me beyond words, I am so excited to helm a new American imagining of this relevant, beautiful, inspiring story. The character of Halla is a warrior for the planet, a strong woman who risks it all to do the right thing. But not without some serious mishaps along the way.”

Woman at War will be the fifth film directed by by Foster. She will relocate the film's setting to the American West and says it is "an honor to take the reins from the talented director Benedikt Erlingsson and his producing partner Marianne Slot.”

Woman at War recently won the LUX Prize, awarded by the European Parliament and the Nordic Council Film Prize. The film has now won a total of 16 international awards since its world premiere at Cannes Critics' Week, where it won four awards.

It has been selected as Iceland's entry for the 2019 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and Halldóra Geirhardsdóttir, the film‘s lead actress, recently received a nomination for Best European Actress at the European Film Awards which will be held this year at the Seville European Film Festival on December 15.

International sales for the film are being handled by Beta Cinema (thorsten.ritter@betacinema.com).