Basinger to Lead Morgenthaler’s PETIT July 5, 2013 LA Confidential actress confirmed for drama. Kim Basinger (‘Charlie St. Cloud,’ ‘L.A. Confidential’) has been announced as the lead in Danish helmer Anders Morgenthaler’s English-language drama ‘Petit.’ ‘Petit’ tells the story about Maria, a successful career woman, who has everything she could want except for what her heart desires most of all: a child. When, after years of persistent pregnancy attempts, Maria is told that she is infertile, she embarks on a desperate pursuit for her dream child. Maria bribes Petit, a troubled dwarf in desperate straits, into helping her track down a rumoured infant-prostitution ring, operating by the Czech border. In the hopes of saving a child, and in turn achieving true happiness, Maria becomes entangled in a dark world of abuse and brutality. Basinger will be joined in the drama by Peter Stormare (‘Fargo’), Jordan Prentice (‘In Bruges’), Sophie Rois (‘Three’) and Sebastian Schipper (‘Run Lola Run’).