Hunter and Van Houten mother and daughter in Jackie
by Boyd Van Hoeij
10/11/2011 - The latest film of Dutch director Antoinette Beumer (The Happy Housewife [trailer]) will feature Dutch star actress Carice van Houten (pictured - Black Book [trailer]), her sister, actress Jelka van Houten as well as Academy Award winner Holly Hunter.
The film is a road movie that will be largely shot in New Mexico and tells the story of two Dutch twin sisters in their early thirties, played by the Van Houten siblings, who have been raised by two fathers.
They travel to the United States when their biological mother (Hunter) suddenly gets in touch with them and subsequently set out on a road trip with their enigmatic and not very well-adjusted parent.
The original screenplay was written by Marnie Blok and Karen van Holst, who also penned the adaptation of Beumer’s The Happy Housewife that also starred Carice van Houten.
Jeroen Spitzenberger, Elise Schaap, Hayo Bruins, Jaap Spijkers and Marcel Musters co-star in the film.
Hunter, who won an Oscar for her role in The Piano, was recently seen in the TV Series Saving Grace, while Carice van Houten recently wrapped work on the series Game of Thrones. Jelka appeared this year in the Dutch series Verborgen Gebreken.
Distributor Benelux Film Distributors expects to release the film 17 May, 2012.