Two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby) is set to star in and executive-produce NAR, a character-driven action-thriller, which WME Independent is launching for world sales ahead of next week’s AFM in LA.
Set in Latin America, Swank will play a downed pilot, wounded and isolated deep in hostile territory, whose survival relies on trusting a stranger who claims to be part of a vast secret network designed to bring her to safety. N.A.R. (Non-conventional Assisted Recovery) is the name of an actual .U.S Defense Department program.
Written by Clint Bentley and Greg Kwedar (Jockey), producers are David Thwaites and John Logan Pierson alongside Deepwater Horizon director and Friday Night Lights director and exec Peter Berg for Film 44. Kwedar will direct. Career counterintelligence officer and NAR handler Bryan Stern will serve as executive producer. Start date has yet to be determined.
Swank can currently be seen starring in and executive-producing the ABC/Hulu series Alaska Daily, created by Oscar winner Tom McCarthy (Spotlight). She most recently wrapped production on the independent feature Mother’s Milk, directed by Miles Joris-Peyrafitte opposite Olivia Cooke and Jack Reynor, as well as the Lionsgate feature Ordinary Angels opposite Jack Reacher breakout star Alan Ritchson.
Swank is represented by WME, Entertainment 360, and attorney Jeff Bernstein. Bentley and Kwedar are represented by Black Bear Pictures, Fusion Entertainment, and Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole.