Kelly McGillis, returning to full-time acting after 3-1/2 years spent closer to home with her two children, is back at the center of several film, network TV and stage projects, including a starring role opposite Jason Gedrick in the CBS miniseries “The Third Twin” that’s currently lensing in Toronto.
McGillis has already wrapped the indie feature “Painted Angels,” a period drama in which she and Brenda Fricker (“My Left Foot”) star as women who travel thousands of miles to work the whorehouses and saloons of the Wild West during the 1800s.
“Painted Angels” was produced by Ann Scott and Stephen Onda and directed by John Sanders.
McGillis, who broke through in 1985’s “Witness” as Harrison Ford’s Amish love interest, also recently starred in a Washington Shakespeare Theater Company stage production of Eugene O’Neill’s “Mourning Becomes Electra.”
The actress also begins production Sept. 15 on the indie feature “Perfect Lady” that is skedded to have its world premiere on HBO in advance of a theatrical run. It features McGillis as an investigator on the trail of a serial killer who kidnapped and tortured her years before.
David Keith is in negotiations to portray the killer. Bruce Dern and D.W. Moffett are already attached, as are producers Charles Meeker, Glen Greene and Denise Ballew and director Howard McCain.
McGillis is repped by Chuck James of the Gersh Agency.