Angelina Jolie has become attached to star in and produce an adaption of James Scott’s 2014 frontier novel “The Kept” for Imperative Entertainment. Alice Birch (“Lady Macbeth”) has been set to write the script.
Set in the winter of 1897, a trio of killers descends upon an isolated farm in upstate New York. When midwife Elspeth Howell returns home, she discovers her husband and four of her children have been murdered.
Before she can discover her remaining son Caleb, alive and hiding the kitchen pantry, another shot rings out. Twelve-year-old Caleb must tend to his mother until she recovers enough for them to take to the frozen wilderness in search of the men responsible.
Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas will produce.