Sigourney Weaver (Alien, Ghostbusters, Avatar) has signed on to star in and executive produce the series adaptation of The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart, based on the book by Holly Ringland, that is coming to Amazon. The seven-part Australian series is “a tale of female resilience, friendship, and the power to overcome tragedy.” The series will be produced by Made Up Stories, Amazon Studios, and Endeavor Content and will be filmed in Australia.
The series will be adapted for screen by Australian writer Sarah Lambert (Lambs of Gods), who serves as the series showrunner, with Glendyn Ivin (The Cry) set to direct.
Here’s the synopsis:
The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart follows a young girl, Alice Hart, whose violent childhood casts a dark shadow over her adult life. After a family tragedy in which she loses both her abusive father and beloved mother in a tragic and mysterious fire, nine-year-old Alice is taken to live with her grandmother June on a flower farm where she learns that there are secrets within secrets about her and her family’s past.
Set against Australia’s natural landscape, and with native wildflowers and plants providing a way to express the inexpressible, the family drama spans the decades as Alice grows from a child into a woman, is epic and visceral. Her journey builds to an emotional climax as Alice, once again, finds herself fighting for her life against a man she loves.
This sounds like an interesting story, and a great project for Weaver. She’s a fantastic actress.