Actor Alex Wolff will soon add another notch to his director’s belt with a new “dark and sexy” psychological thriller.
Wolff is set to write and direct If She Burns, which THR notes Victoria Pedretti, Asa Butterfield, and Justice Smith have recently joined.
If She Burns follows a fiery young woman (Pedretti) who travels to Europe with her dysfunctional family after a traumatic incident. There, she finds refuge and danger in a turbulent affair with her enigmatic neighbor (Wolff), which, along with increasing family tensions and mysterious wildfires, threaten to push her to breaking point.
“I’m exhilarated to embark on a journey with such remarkable, brave actors like Victoria, Asa, and Justice. What we put on screen will be daring, ferocious, tender, and honest. I’m honored to be able to share it,” said Wolff.
Producers Andra Gordon and Jay Van Hoy added: “We’re excited to partner with Mister Smith and help bring Alex’s powerful vision to life with this wonderful cast. His evocative portrayal of a young woman contending with mounting internal and external pressure ramps up to a thrilling, poignant climax in a seamlessly heightened world where reality and perception are blurred.”
The film is currently in pre-production and scheduled to start shooting on location in Italy in 2024.