Olivia Wilde to Star in "The Keeping Room"

Posted Tuesday October 30, 2012 4:36 PM GMT

Announcing today that it will finance and produce "The Keeping Room," Wind Dancer Films joined with Gilbert Films and Anonymous Content.

The movie tells the story of three Southern women - two sisters and one African American slave - who, left without men in the dying days of the Civil War, are forced to defend their home from the onslaught of a band of soldiers who have broken off from the fast approaching Union Army.

Starring in the film will be Olivia Wilde, Hailee Steinfeld, and Nicole Beharie. Director Daniel Barber stated, "I am thrilled to be working with these three fantastic actors, and very excited to be directing this great script."

Principal photography on the film will begin in March in North Carolina.

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