Al Pacino and Meadow Williams have been tapped to star in MoviePass Films’ Axis Sally.
The Michael Polish helmed feature is based on the true story of a woman who unknowingly became the voice of German propaganda, which targeted American troops during WWII. The woman named Mildred Gillars will be portrayed by Williams, with Pacino playing a lawyer tasked with representing her after she was arrested on multiple counts of treason in the US. The film also stars Swen Temmel.
The $25 million budget film is based on the nonfiction book Axis Sally Confidential by William Owen with Vance Owen and Darryl Hicks penning the script. Randall Emmett and George Furla will produce the film through their Emmett Furla Oasis Films. Owen and Tucker Tooley will also produce, with Williams, Lydia Hull, Tim Sullivan and Alex Eckert serving as executive producers.
Shooting is scheduled to begin in January.