Amanda Sthers Teams With Studiocanal for ‘Holy Lands’ Starring James Caan (Exclusive)

Amanda Sthers, an acclaimed novelist and playwright who last directed Harvey Keitel, Toni Collette and Rossy de Palma in “Madame,” is completing her third film, the English-language family drama “Holy Lands.” Studiocanal is repping in international markets.

For “Holy Lands,” Sthers assembled a cast headlined by James Caan, Tom Hollander, Rosanna Arquette, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Efrat Dor. Now in post, the movie shot mainly in Israel, including the holy sites in Jerusalem as well as the Dead Sea, and in Belgium.

Holy Lands” follows Harry Rosenmerck (Caan), a Jewish-American cardiologist who left everything behind to become a pig farmer in Israel, including his estranged son David (Meyers), a successful gay playwright, his daughter Annabelle (Dor), who’s still studying at age 30, and their mother (Arquette), his ex-wife who decides to revisit their love story after finding out she is terminally ill. Harry is faced to deal with life and face its outcome head-on with the former
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