What. A. Cast.
Roger Mitchell ("Notting Hill") will direct, with "Silent Heart" screenwriter Christian Torpe writing this script too. Filming is meant to start in August in London.
Diane Keaton will play a terminally ill mother, with Kate Winslet and Mia Wasikowska as her daughters. The family comes together for one last weekend before Keaton's character commits suicide.
In the original 2014 "Silent Heart," Variety noted, the mother was planning to undergo euthanasia -- with the help of her husband -- by the end of the weekend, but the decision because difficult for the daughters and brought up old conflicts.
We'll have to see how much of the original story will translate into "Blackbird." We'll also have to see who is cast as the husband/father, if they go in that direction. They'd need a substantial actor to hold his own opposite these ladies.
No release date has been announced yet, but this is one to bookmark as a potential contender for the 2019-2020 Oscars.
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