Vera Farmiga remained one of the more eclectic actresses working today shifting easily from large-budget studio releases like Source Code to independent fare like Henry’s Crime opposite Keanu Reeves.
Farmiga kept up her diverse work schedule by boarding the next drama from Romanian filmmaker Nae Caranfil.
Deadline reported today that Farmiga signed on to co-star with British actor Mark Strong in Closer to the Moon, set in Communist era Bucharest.
Strong boarded the project to play Max, a Jewish man and former criminal investigator who robs a bank with four other prominent Jewish men while convincing bystanders they are filming a movie, with Farmiga co-starring as Max’s former lover and the mother of his child.
Caranfil last directed The Rest is Silence, about the making of the 1911 film Romania’s Independence, and the comedy Philanthropy.
Up next for Farmiga are the CIA thriller Safe House and her directing debut Higher Ground.
Mark Strong will be seen next in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and next summer’s sci-fi fantasy John Carter.