Date: 3rd February 2023

Emma Thompson set for thriller 'The Fisherwoman'.

Oscar winner Emma Thompson has been cast in an action thriller, 'The Fisherwoman', which is slated to be directed by Brian Kirk.

In the feature, Thompson is set to play a widowed fisherman who, while trapped in a Minnesotan blizzard, interrupts the kidnapping of a teenager and soon finds she is the young victim’s only hope.

Thompson is fresh off rave reviews for her brave work in the sex dramedy, Good Luck to You, Leo Grande where she played a woman who hires a male escort to help her get through her recent turmoil in life.

Thompson has Academy Awards for both writing and acting. She won her first Academy Award for her lead acting work in Howard’s End and her second for writing Sense and Sensibility.

"Dame Emma Thompson is a phenomenally talented artist and the perfect incarnation of our film’s titular character," says Jon Berg, president of production at Stampede Ventures, which is putting up some of the financing for the movie. "We couldn’t be more honored and excited to see her embody a character that shares her unique strength, grit and intelligence."

The film is now in pre-production and the distribution rights will be on sale at this month's European Film Market in Berlin.

Source: Press Release