Adriana Barraza has landed her next role…
The 64-year-old Oscar-nominated actress will star opposite Trace Lysette, Patricia Clarkson and Anna Paquin in the feature film Monica, from Italian filmmaker Andrea Pallaoro.
The drama will chart the story of a transgender woman (Lysette) who returns home to the Midwest to care for her dying mother (Clarkson).
The tale of a fractured family is said to explore themes of abandonment, ageing, acceptance and redemption.
From an original screenplay by the director and Orlando Tirado, the film is scheduled to begin production at the end of the year.
Barraza earned an Academy Award nomination for her performance in Babel. She most recently appeared in Rambo: Last Blood, and starred in the series Penny Dreadful: City of Angels.