Rebecca Hall stars as an ambitious reporter in 1970s Florida in “Christine,” the third feature from director Antonio Campos (“Simon Killer,” “Afterschool”)—that is, until competition for a promotion, unrequited love for a colleague, and a tumultuous home life lead her to question herself as she might one of her subjects. The film, written by Craig Shilowich, debuts in competition at Sundance next month.
Though it boasts an impressive supporting cast of TV stalwarts, including Michael C. Hall (“Dexter”), Tracy Letts (“Homeland”), Maria Dizzia (“Orange is the New Black”), Timothy Simons (“Veep”), and J. Smith-Cameron (“Rectify”), “Christine” may be most notable as a chance for Hall—so terrific in “Vicky Christina Barcelona,” among other projects—to sink her teeth into a juicy lead role, set at the height of women’s lib.
“Christine” is produced by Melody C. Roscher and Craig Shilowich (The Wonderclub), and executive produced by Borderline Films’ Sean Durkin (“Martha Marcy May Marlene”) and Josh Mond (“James White”), with Robert Halmi, Jr. and Jim Reeve (Great Point Media). UTA and WME are handling sales.