Saoirse Ronan and Cynthia Nixon have signed up for Stockholm, Pennsylvania for first time writer/director Nikole Beckwith, according to Deadline. As the title may suggest to some of you, it’s all about a kidnapping.
Nixon will be a grief stricken mother whose girl (Saoirse Ronan) was kidnapped and then freed. However the child struggles to acclimate herself to society after being raised by her abductor. The mother goes to great lengths to get closer to her daughter, but she finds it difficult to gain the young woman’s love and acceptance. Jason Isaacs will be the kidnapper, with David Warshofsky portraying the girl’s father.
In psychology, Stockholm Syndrome is the phenomenon when kidnap victims begin to sympathise with those holding them captive.
The film is an adaptation of Beckwith’s play, and the script landed on the 2012 Black List. It also won the 2012 Nicholl Fellowship after coming through the Sundance Screenwriting Lab. Shooting is scheduled to begin next month in Los Angeles.