Back in December we learned of what is sure to be an Oscars-quality movie in the works. Women Talking would star multiple-time Oscar winner Frances McDormand, with Sarah Polley directing her first film since the acclaimed Stories We Tell nearly a decade ago. And if there was any more evidence needed that this is a movie made for awards season, the latest casting additions will clear that up.
Deadline reports Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley, Judith Ivey, Sheila McCarthy, Michelle McLeod, and Ben Whishaw have joined the Women Talking cast. August Winter, Liv McNeil, and Kate Hallett will also be making their big screen debuts.
The film is based on Miriam Toews’ bestselling novel about a group of women in a religious colony struggling with their faith after a series of sexual assaults committed by the men.
Mara is a two-time Oscar nominee, who along with Foy played Lisbeth Salander in Millennium Trilogy adaptations. Buckley is on fire right now after a string of acclaimed performances in I’m Thinking of Ending Things, The Courier, Judy, and Wild Rose.