The Hollywood Reporter has published that Jessica is attached to Woman Walks Ahead as Caroline Weldon, a 19th-century Brooklyn artist and activist who moved to the Standing Rock Reservation in Dakota Territory to help Sioux chieftain Sitting Bull fight to keep the land for his people. She would write letters to the federal government on behalf of Sitting Bull and eventually lived on the land with her teenage son for several years, even though she was villified by the press, which called her “Sitting Bull’s white squaw.”
Steven Knight, who created Peaky Blinders and penned the Tom Hardy drama Locke, will write the script while Nanny McPhee Returns helmer Susanna White will direct.
Jessica is currently working on Miss Sloane, and just finished The Zookeeper’s Wife shooting. She still will be on The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, currently on pre-production.