Christina Hendricks has gained a lot of fans thanks to Mad Men, but she’s yet to make much of a dent in the movie world, even though she has popped up in Drive and Struck By Lightning. Now she’s got a new movie role, as Variety reports that she’s signed on for director Campbell Scott’s adaptation of Joan Didion’s 1977 novel A Book of Common Prayer.
Joyce McKee and Rachel LeMin wrote the screenplay, which is about Charlotte Douglas (Hendricks), an American woman whose life is torn apart when her daughter runs away with a group of terrorist radicals. She heads for a Central American country that’s on the brink of revolution, as she believes that this is the place where she and her daughter will reunite. In the novel, the narrative is told from the point of view of an American expatriate anthropologist, who attempts to apply her analytical point of view into understanding Charlotte’s journey.
This isn’t Hendrick’s only upcoming film role, as she’s due to reunite with Drive co-star Ryan Gosling on his directorial debut, How to Catch a Monster.