Variety is reporting Mad Men Star Christina Hendricks has signed on to headline the film adaptation of A Book of Common Prayer. The film is to be directed by Campbell Scott. Joan Didion’s 1977 novel is officially described as follows:
“A Book of Common Prayer” is the story of two American women in the derelict Central American nation of Boca Grande. Grace Strasser-Mendana controls much of the country’s wealth and knows virtually all of its secrets; Charlotte Douglas knows far too little. “Immaculate of history, innocent of politics,” she has come to Boca Grande vaguely and vainly hoping to be reunited with her fugitive daughter. As imagined by Didion, her fate is at once utterly particular and fearfully emblematic of an age of conscienceless authority and unfathomable violence.
Source: Variety and Random House