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AFM, Day Two: Connelly & Murphy Set to Star in Peruvian Oscar Nominee Claudia Llosa's 'Cry/Fly'

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood November 2, 2012 at 1:48PM

Jennifer Connelly and Cillian Murphy are attached to star in "Cry/Fly," the first English-language film by Peruvian writer-director Claudia Llosa (2010's Best Foreign-Language nominee and Berlin Golden Bear winner "The Milk of Sorrow").
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Jennifer Connelly

Jennifer Connelly and Cillian Murphy are attached to star in "Cry/Fly," the first English-language film by Peruvian writer-director Claudia Llosa (2010's Best Foreign-Language nominee and Berlin Golden Bear winner "The Milk of Sorrow"). 

Melanie Laurent, who impressed in both "Inglourious Basterds" and "Beginners," is also in talk.

Set in Minnesota and Canada, "Cry/Fly" spans two time periods, and centers on a mother (Connelly) with a dying six-year-old daughter and a falcon-keeper son. Twenty years later, after the mother has been long separated from her children, her now grown-up son (Murphy) is persuaded by a reporter (Laurent) to track the woman down.

Dreamcatchers is launching sales of the film at AFM; production is planned for February 2013. 

This article is related to: Claudia Llosa, AFM , News, CASTING WATCH, Cillian Murphy, Jennifer Connelly, Mélanie Laurent


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.