The only confirmed actor in “The Fisherwoman” is Emma Thompson, who is also set to take on executive producer duties. Beyond that, Brian Kirk is obviously confirmed to direct, and the film has been penned by Nicholas Jacobson-Larson and Dalton Leeb. That duo has, as Deadline reported, been hired to write the upcoming “Hot Wheels” movie from Warner Bros and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot, alongside working on the sci-fi-action feature “The Fall” for Amblin Partners. According to the same outlet, that story will take place during an alien invasion, where “a newly divorced couple must survive a dangerous journey on foot from downtown Atlanta to the suburbs.”
That sounds very much in keeping with Jacobson-Larson and Leeb’s sci-fi spec script, “Endurance,” which they sold to Netflix back in 2020 and focuses on AI robots turning on each other while building a colony for humans on mars. Just what that means for “The Fisherwoman” remains to be seen, but the pair obviously have a penchant for penning high-stakes, tense, action thrillers so we’ll expect something in that general area.
Further cast and crew for “The Fisherwoman” are yet to be confirmed. Variety listed Stampede Ventures as co-financiers of the film along with European companies Augenschein Filmproduktion, Film und Medienstiftung NRW, and German broadcaster ZDF. Beyond that, there’s no information on behind-the-scenes developments, but we’ll update this page with the latest details once there are.