Jessie Buckley, Vicky Krieps, Fiona Shaw to Star in ‘Hot Milk’

Jessie Buckley, Fiona Shaw and Vicky Krieps have signed on to star in “Hot Milk,” the debut directorial feature from “Colette” screenwriter Rebecca Lenkiewicz.The film is based on Deborah Levy’s best-selling novel about a mother and daughter, Rose and Sofia, who travel to a Spanish clinic in the hoping of finding a cure for Rose’s paralysis.Shaw (“Killing Eve”) will play Rose, while Buckley, who recently appeared in “The Lost Daughter,” will play her daughter Sofia.

Krieps (“Phantom Thread”) will appear as an “enigmatic traveller” called Ingrid whom Sofia becomes friendly with, much to her controlling mother’s ire.The film explores the complexities of the mother-daughter relationship against the hot and atmospheric backdrop of Almería in Spain.“Hot Milk” is in pre-production and will start shooting in Almería in Sept.


Sales will launch at the European Film Market with HanWay Films representing worldwide sales rights.Lenkiewicz is known for writing “Disobedience,

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