One of my first Cinematical posts all the way back in 2006 was about The Whistleblower, and all these months and years later, it's finally coming to fruition after a little studio jostling. Variety reports HBO Films has grabbed the indie drama, and they have nabbed none other than Rachel Weisz to star. While I was definitely hoping for her to add some more intelligent quirk to her resume (a la Brothers Bloom) this project will definitely give her some meaty material to work with.

Written by Eilis Kirwan and Larysa Kondracki (and to be directed by the latter), Whistleblower focuses the story of Kathryn Bolkovac, a cop from Nebraska who traveled overseas to work in post-war Bosnia as a UN peacekeepe. She ran an office that investigated sex crimes, and while there, she witnessed atrocities, but shockingly -- they were performed by "peacekeepers, police, and U.N. workers." This, of course, prompted her to expose a big UN sex-trafficking cover-up.

In other words, more constant gardening and truth quests for Weisz. The film will shoot in Budapest, but no production date has been released ... hopefully it won't take another 2.5 years to come.
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