The script from Tom Cudworth follows a young campaign aide who sleeps with a presidential candidate’s wife – a mistake that sends him into a downward spiral of corruption and blackmail. He is left fighting not only for his career, but also his life. Birch is set as a childhood friend of the aide who makes her living by exposing political figures personal scandals.
Affairs is produced by School Pictures’ Stephen Israel and American Film Productions’ George Voskericyan. 13 Films is handling international rights.
“I’ve long-admired Thora’s raw talent and am thrilled that she has joined the team,” said Israel. “Her honesty and depth will truly complement an already-strong cast.”
Birch has a recurring role on the USA series Colony and recently wrapped the feature film The Etruscan Smile.
Birch is repped by Berwick & Kovacik.
Emily J | Staff Writer
This new was first reported by Variety.