Joe Berlinger will direct and produce the film along with Elizabeth Fowler (“Devil’s Knot”).
Fabrication Films began selling the $5 million project at Cannes. Production is set to begin later this year in and around New York City.
The movie is based on Julie Salamon’s book “Facing the Wind: A True Story of Tragedy and Reconciliation,” which recounts the story of Bob Rowe, a New York lawyer and model husband who killed his wife and three children in 1978 — leading to his subsequent search for redemption after avoiding a prison sentence by pleading the insanity defense at trial.
Farmiga is attached to play Rowe’s first wife, who was killed. Wood plays his second wife, with whom he starts a new life after the trial while Griffith, Jennifer Beals