Culture and Living
| Iceland Monitor
| Tue 11 Dec 2018
| 12.00 GMT
Jodie Foster to direct and star in Iceland's Oscar entry film
Actress Jodie Foster will be taking on the role of Halla, an unlikely eco-avenger.
Jodie Foster will direct, produce and star in the US remake of award winning Icelandic film Woman at War. Foster will play the role of Halla, played in the Icelandic version by Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir.
“This movie thrilled me beyond words,” Foster said of the original film. “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.”
Icelandic director Benedikt Erlingsson writes on his Facebook page that he and Geirharðsdóttir are thrilled that Foster has decided to remake the film. "I can't think of anyone better than Jodie Foster playing Halla. I admire all of her work and what she has stood for."
Icelandic director of Woman at War, Benedikt Erlingsson is "thrilled".
Mbl.is/ Eggert Jóhannesson
Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir stars as Halla in Woman at War.