Wright will be stepping behind the camera for a feature film for the first time with Land.
Based on the original screenplay by Jesse Chatham and Golden Globe nominee Liz Hannah, the film follows Edee Mathis, played by Wright, a cosmopolitan lawyer who, consumed by grief, takes herself off the grid almost entirely.
HanWay Films has picked up the international sales rights and will commence sales at Cannes.
HanWay managing director, Gabrielle Stewart, said in a statement, “Robin proved herself a tour de force taking in hand House of Cards as a director as well as its lead actor. She speaks very eloquently and passionately about wanting to tell the story of a woman’s journey through loss and pain, where only by giving herself to nature can she find a path to inner peace and redemption. It is a unique cinematic experience of huge scale, yet speaks to our basic human need for more earthy simplicity in this busy noisy world.”
Production is scheduled to begin this summer in British Columbia.