Rebecca Ferguson is set to star in THE LADY AND THE PANDA for director Justin Chadwick.
Chadwick has written the script with Laura Bickford and Holly Gent Palmo as the film follows the writings of explorer Ruth Harkness. Harkness was a 1930s socialite living in New York who decided to leave and take over her late husband’s expedition to China. The trip resulted in Harkness becoming the first person to bring a live panda out of the country, a move which garnered a lot of attention.
The film is set to shoot in China and the foothills of the Himalayas next month. Ferguson has LIFE and THE SNOWMAN set for next year and a planned new MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE is also in the pipeline.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter