May 6, 2009

Rachel Weisz wants another Constant Gardener?

So it seems, according to this in Variety:
Rachel Weisz has signed on to star in indie political drama "The Whistleblower" in a part recalling the thesp's role as a crusading truth-seeker in "The Constant Gardener."
Larysa Kondracki will make her feature directorial debut.
Based on a true story, "Whistleblower" chronicles the trials of a female cop from Nebraska who serves as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia and exposes a United Nations cover-up of a sex trafficking scandal. Kondracki and Ellis Kirwin wrote the film, which will shoot in Budapest. The pair based the screenplay on the story of Kathryn Bolkovac, who traveled to Bosnia in 1999 as a U.N. peacekeeper.
Primary Prods.' Amy Kaufman ("Sin nombre") is producing alongside First Generation's Christina Piovesan ("Amreeka") and Plum Pictures' Celine Rattray ("The Winning Season").
Project had originally been set up at Focus Features, where Kaufman had been an exec on the project. Then HBO Films scooped up the real-life tale in turnaround.
Nicolas Chartier of Voltage Pictures will handle international sales at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival, while UTA is repping the U.S. sale.
Weisz will next be seen in Peter Jackson's "The Lovely Bones" and Alejandro Amenabar's "Agora," which will unspool at Cannes.
-I like most of her work, most notably The Fountain and her supporting role in Definitely, Maybe...this could work well, but time will tell...thoughts?


  1. rachel is so talented, i really would like her to continue to work in quality projects. It'd be great to see her knock our socks off in "The Lovely Bones"

  2. Rachel Weisz is with out a doubt one of the best actors we have working today. This sounds like a very good film.

  3. looking forward to the lovely bones!

  4. didn't care for The Constant Gardener

  5. aside from her performance, neither did I actually

  6. Yeah I'm with you. Fiennes was also good, but the movie was just meh.