Melanie Griffith Joins Alessandro Nivola in ‘Facing the Wind’

Melanie Griffith
Getty Images

Melanie Griffith has come on board true-crime movie  “Facing the Wind” opposite Alessandro Nivola, Vera Farmiga and Evan Rachel Wood.

Joe Berlinger will direct and produce the film along with Elizabeth Fowler (“Devil’s Knot”).

Fabrication Films began selling the $5 million project at Cannes. Production is set to begin later this year in and around New York City.

The movie is based on Julie Salamon’s book “Facing the Wind: A True Story of Tragedy and Reconciliation,” which recounts the story of Bob Rowe, a New York lawyer and model husband who killed his wife and three children in 1978 — leading to his subsequent search for redemption after avoiding a prison sentence by pleading the insanity defense at trial.

Farmiga is attached to play Rowe’s first wife, who was killed. Wood plays his second wife, with whom he starts a new life after the trial while Griffith, Jennifer Beals and Rita Willson will play the role of women in a circle of close-knit friends who share the bond of grief and anger about the murders as they confront  Rowe’s second wife.

Griffith recently completed “Day Out of Days,” directed by Zoe Cassavetes, and will next be seen starring alongside Antonio Banderas in Gabe Ibanez’ “Automata.” She’s repped by Paradigm and Untitled.

 

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 1

Leave a Reply

1 Comment

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  1. Sheryl Cohen says:

    Bobby Rowe, the older son who was murdered, was my best friend. We were their neighbors and second family. We just found out that they are making a movie about this book. It is disturbing that they are actually making this book into a movie, since Bob Rowe took advantage of the system and should have NEVER been let out to start a new life while his family laid in unmarked graves in the cemetery. #facingthewindmovie #melaniegriffith #ritawilson

More Film News from Variety

Loading