You may watch below two preview clips of Woman Walks Ahead, the upcoming biography drama directed by Susanna White and starring Jessica Chastain, Michael Greyeyes, Sam Rockwell, Ciarán Hinds, Michael Nouri, Chaske Spencer, and Bill Camp:
Woman Walks Ahead – I am a painter too
Woman Walks Ahead – So now, I am a spy
Plot synopsis: “Catherine Weldon (Jessica Chastain), a portrait painter from 1890s Brooklyn, travels to Dakota to paint a portrait of Sitting Bull (Michael Greyeyes) and becomes embroiled in the Lakota peoples’ struggle over the rights to their land.”
So basically Catherine Weldon was some kind of tourist turned activist?
Check out the first official trailer of Woman Walks Ahead, the upcoming historical biography drama directed by Susanna White and starring Jessica Chastain, Michael Greyeyes (yep Qaletaqa Walker from the TV series Fear the Walking Dead), and Sam Rockwell:
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Plot synopsis: “Based on true events, Woman Walks Ahead tells the story of Catherine Weldon (Jessica Chastain), a widowed artist from New York who, in the 1880s, traveled alone to North Dakota to paint a portrait of Chief Sitting Bull (Michael Greyeyes). Her arrival at Standing Rock is welcomed with open hostility by a US Army officer (Sam Rockwell), who has stationed troops around the Lakota reservation to undermine Native American claims to the land. As Catherine and Sitting Bull grow closer, and as their friendship — and his life — are threatened by imperious government forces, Catherine must contend with the violence that underlies her position.”
Why do I feel like this is some spin-off prequel of Fear the Walking Dead? lol! Anyway, interesting film ahead!
A first official poster has also been unveiled, take a look below:
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Defy your times.
The release date of the movie Woman Walks Ahead is set to June 29, 2018.
We just spotted this new official picture of Woman Walks Ahead, the upcoming sweeping historical biography drama movie directed by Susanna White:
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Plot synopsis: “The film explores a pivotal yet little-known encounter between a pioneering European artist and an Indigenous icon. A strong-willed nonconformist, Swissborn, New York–bred Catherine Weldon (Jessica Chastain) lived life on her own terms. She was a passionate painter, and by the 1880s had become committed to the cause of Native Americans. Woman Walks Ahead chronicles Weldon’s journey to Dakota to paint Hunkpapa Lakota holy man Sitting Bull (Michael Greyeyes). Far more than a mere portrait session, the meeting inspires a conversation that will change both artist and subject. Weldon became Sitting Bull’s secretary, interpreter, and advocate, but not before these two powerful people would contend with their differences in assumptions, in outlook, and in the long reach of their respective histories.”
You may recognize Actor Michael Greyeyes as Sitting Bull and Actress Jessica Chastain as Catherine Weldon. Do you think love is in the air for those two?
Here’s a first official look at Actress Jessica Chastain as Catherine Weldon and Actor Michael Greyeyes as Sitting Bull in Woman Walks Ahead, the upcoming biography drama movie directed by Susanna White:
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Plot synopsis: “The story follows Catherine Weldon (Jessica Chastain), who moved from Brooklyn to the Standing Rock Reservation in Dakota Territory to help Sioux chieftain Sitting Bull keep the land for his people. Weldon wrote letters to the federal government on behalf of Sitting Bull and lived on the land for several years with her son.”
What do you think of Jessica Chastain as Sitting Bull’s white squaw? She’s a bit too slim, nope?
Anyway, love Sitting Bull’s colorful garment, so kitsch!
Actress Jessica Chastain will have the lead role as Catherine Weldon, “Sitting Bull’s white squaw”, in Woman Walks Ahead, the upcoming biography drama movie directed by Susanna White based on a script by Steven Sknight. Here’s the official plot synopsis:
Plot synopsis of Woman Walks Ahead: “In 1889, widow Catherine (Caroline) Weldon (Jessica Chastain) leaves behind her unsatisfying life in New York City to pursue her dream to be a painter, and bravely travels alone to the Dakota Territory, with the goal of painting the infamous Sioux chief Sitting Bull. Despite his fearsome reputation, Catherine is surprised to discover that Sitting Bull is a more complex and intriguing man than she expected to find, and their relationship grows and deepens. But as the U.S. government plots to force the Plains Indians to abandon their land and move onto reservations, Catherine, Sitting Bull and the Plains Indians will be swept up in the dramatic and violent history that will end with the devastating battle at Wounded Knee. From Academy Award® nominated writer Steven Knight, comes a beautiful story about love and legacy, set amidst the epic backdrop of the Native American struggle against the US government’s takeover of their land.”
Here’s a picture of the real-life Catherine Weldon (following comments from our readers we updated the picture, so yep now that’s her, but in her old age):
The film is in pre-production. There’s no official release date yet.
Anyway, Stay tuned with us for more details about the movie Woman Walks Ahead! :)