“Call Me By Your Name” director Luca Guadagnino has signed on to helm “Burial Rites,” the previously in the works true crime thriller that was at one point going to be a vehicle for “The Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence and director Gary Ross.
Both remain onboard but Ross will produce while Lawrence will star in and produce this adaptation of Hannah Kent’s novel. Set in Iceland, it brings to life the story of Agnes, a woman charged with the brutal murder of her former master.
Sent to an isolated farm to await execution. the family who owns it at first avoids her. But as her death looms, they learn there is another side to the sensational story they’ve heard.
Guadagnino is currently in post-production on the “Suspiria” remake.