Maggie Gyllenhaal Gets Olivia Colman for Her Directorial Debut 'The Lost Daughter'

The star-studded film will also feature Dakota Johnson, Jessie Buckley and Peter Sarsgaard

BY Brock ThiessenPublished Feb 12, 2020

Much like her Deuce character, Maggie Gyllenhaal is stepping into the director's chair, and she's nabbed Oscar-winning actress Olivia Colman for her debut.

The upcoming film is called The Lost Daughter, and along with Colman, it will star Dakota Johnson, Jessie Buckley and Peter Sarsgaard.

Gyllenhaal penned the script, which is based on the novel of the same name by Elena Ferrante.

Colman will play a college professor in the film, with the character suffering from psychological trauma that begins to resurface after meeting a woman (played by Johnson) and her young daughter while on summer vacation.

"When I finished reading Elena Ferrante's The Lost Daughter, I felt that something secret and true had been said out loud. And I was both disturbed and comforted by that," Gyllenhaal said in a statement. "I immediately thought how much more intense the experience would be in a movie theatre, with other people around. And I set to work on this adaptation. I find that the script has attracted other people interested in exploring these secret truths about motherhood, sexuality, femininity, desire. And I'm thrilled to continue my collaboration with such brave and exciting actors and filmmakers."

So far there is no confirmed premiere date for The Lost Daughter, so stay tuned.

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