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Jodie Foster to Star in and Direct Woman at War Remake

Iceland’s 2018 Oscar entry Woman at War is set for a remake helmed by Jodie Foster, Deadline reports. The two-time Oscar winner will direct, co-produce, and star in the English-language remake, which will be set in the American West. The film will be Jodie’s fifth feature film as a director.

“This movie thrilled me beyond words,” Foster has stated about the Icelandic original. “I am so excited to helm a new American imagining of this relevant, beautiful, inspiring story. The character of Halla is a warrior for the planet, a strong woman who risks it all to do the right thing. But not without some serious mishaps along the way.”

Woman at War, the story of a choir director with a secret life as an activist waging war on Iceland’s aluminum industry has captivated audiences worldwide and garnered the movie a Nordic Council Prize, as well as several other wins and nominations. Foster will reinterpret the role of Halla (played originally by Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir).

“I believe it’s safe to say that there’s no one better suited than Jodie Foster to play Halldóra’s mountain woman Halla,” stated Benedikt Erlingsson, the original film’s director, calling Jodie an icon. “The trip has not come to an end.”

Watch the trailer for the original film below.

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