Jack O’Connell is to team up with Laura Dern in the true story death row drama, Trial by Fire, based on the New Yorker article by David Grann.
O’Connell will star as Cameron Todd Willingham, a heavy metal fanatic convicted of the brutal murder of his three children by arson. Dern will play Texas housewife, Elizabeth Gilbert, who forms an unlikely bond with the death row inmate and fights to overturn what she believes to be his wrongful conviction.
The Last Samurai director Edward Wick will helm from a script by Precious scribe Geoffrey Fletcher. Filming begins in Atlanta this October.