Vera Farmiga Seeking “Higher Ground”

Actress Vera Farmiga (“Up in the Air,” “The Departed”) will star in and direct the independent feature “Higher Ground” reports Production Weekly.

Based on Carolyn Briggs’ memoir “This Dark World”, the story follows Briggs who became a part of a born-again Christian hippie contingent and later found herself at odds with her faith due to her church’s increasingly dogmatic practices.

Filming kicks off in Upstate New York in June.