Emily Blunt is in talks to star in “The Girl” for Journeyman Pictures and HBO Films reports Reuters.
The movie focuses on a Texas woman (Blunt) who finds the young daughter of an illegal immigrant who has become separated from her mother.
Saddled with a child she doesn’t wish to care for, the woman then searches for the child’s mother, a quest that takes her south of the border.
David Riker (The Sleep Dealer”) has written the screenplay for “Girl” and is attached to direct. Although the script for “Girl” is said to be essentially finished, the project likely won’t shoot until after the writers strike.
HBO Films could air the movie on the network as well as seek theatrical distribution.