Jodie Foster to direct and star in Iceland's Oscar entry film

Actress Jodie Foster will be taking on the role of ...

Actress Jodie Foster will be taking on the role of Halla, an unlikely eco-avenger. Photo/ AFP

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 was reported in Dea­dline.

Icelandic director of Woman at War, Benedikt Erlingsson is "thrilled".

Icelandic director of Woman at War, Benedikt Erlingsson is "thrilled". Mbl.is/ Eggert Jóhannesson

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."
Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir stars as Halla in Woman at War.

Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir stars as Halla in Woman at War.


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