Chastain To Play Sitting Bull’s Friend

Jessica Chastain is in negotiations to star in the 19th century America-set drama “Woman Walks Ahead” for IM Global and Black Bicycle Entertainment.

Chastain will portray Caroline Weldon, a woman who moved from Brooklyn to the Standing Rock Reservation in Dakota Territory to help Sioux chieftain Sitting Bull keep the land for his people.

Weldon penned letters to the federal government on behalf of Sitting Bull and lived on the land for several years with her son.

Susanna White (“Nanny McPhee Returns,” “Generation Kill”) will direct from a script by Steven Knight (“Eastern Promises,” “Peaky Blinders”). Ed Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz, Rick Solomon and Erika Olde will produce.

Source: Variety