Olivia Colman to play lead Maggie Gyllenhaal's directorial debut

Los Angeles, Feb 13 (PTI) Actor Maggie Gyllenhaal has lined up an impressive cast for her directorial debut 'The Lost Daughter'.

Oscar winner Olivia Colman will headline the film, which is based on a novel by best-selling author Elena Ferrante, reported Variety.

Gyllenhaal's husband Peter Saarsgard, 'Judy' star Jessie Buckley and actor Dakota Johnson will also feature in the movie.

The story follows a college professor (Colman) whose own psychological trauma begins to resurface after meeting a woman (Johnson) and her young daughter while on summer vacation.

The project will be produced by Gyllenhaal, Talia Kleinhendler and Osnat Handelsman-Keren through their company Pie Films alongside Charlie Dorfman.

Endeavor Content and Dorfman's Samuel Marshall Productions are financing the film. PTI RB RB RB