Saoirse Ronan is set to star in the psychological drama “Stockholm, Pennsylvania,” which features eerie parallels to the story of three Cleveland women who were held captive for 10 years and reunited with their families in May 2013.
Nikole Beckwith is writing and making her feature directorial debut with the project, which is based on Beckwith’s stage play of the same name.
The script, which was developed in the Sundance Screenwriting Lab, was voted to the 2012 Black List and named a finalist for the Motion Picture Academy’s 2012 Nicholl Fellowship.
Ronan will play a young kidnapping victim who, after 19 years, is reunited with the family she barely remembers. Longing for the life she remembers and the man who raised her, she struggles to feel “at home,” forcing her grief-stricken mother to work harder than ever to “find” her daughter.
Cynthia Nixon and David Warshofsky will co-star as Ronan’s parents, while Jason Isaacs will play her captor.
Greg Ammon (“Shiva & May”) is producing through his Fido Features banner along with Leslie Urdang of Olympus Pictures and Beckwith’s manager, Dan Halsted. Production will start next week in Los Angeles.