Taryn Manning to Play Alt-Right Christian Terrorist in Matthew Wilder’s “Regarding the Case of Joan of Arc” (Exclusive)


Taryn Manning Matthew Wilder Regarding the Case of Joan of ArcGetty Images/William Michael Anderson

Orange Is the New Black star has signed on to topline , an indie movie from director , who recently wrote the Nicolas Cage-Willem Dafoe movie Dog Eat Dog.

Wilder co-wrote the film with Michael McClung, and the is directly based on the transcripts of Joan of Arc’s trial.

In this new retelling of the Joan myth, Joan (Manning) is an alt-right Christian terrorist being put on trial in a place like Guantanamo Bay. A virgin who hears the voice of God commanding her, Joan has pulled together a mostly rural following to cleanse America of its decadent urban sensibility and make our federal government Christian again — and is willing to attack federal buildings and employees to make it happen. A military tribunal has received orders from above that Joan must die — but first they must paint her as a bad apple, since her followers are now strong enough to topple the American government.

Regarding the Case of Joan of Arc is being produced by , and Wilder under the aegis of Vazquez’s new shingle , which is also gearing up to produce a feature about the origins of ultimate fighting.

The film begins shooting on July 11 in Los Angeles and is expected to premiere in early 2018.

Manning and Wilder previously worked together on the 2008 indie Your Name Here, which starred Bill Pullman. In addition to Paul Schrader’s Dog Eat Dog, which screened at Cannes, Wilder co-wrote the Nicolas Cage thriller Looking Glass. He’s represented by , and attorney Skrzyniarz & Mallean.

Manning recently appeared in the John Hawkes-Elle Fanning drama Low Down and she’ll soon be seen in the indie American Brawler, which stars Zach McGowan as boxer Chuck Wepner. She’s repped by , and attorney Patti C. Felker.

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