Kate Beckinsale is set to star in writer/director Karen Moncrieff’s legal drama ‘The Trials of Cate McCall,’ reports Deadline.
The film sees Beckinsale playing a former hotshot prosecutor who threw her career away when she became an addict. In order to regain credibility and win custody of her estranged daughter, the lawyer takes on the appeal of a woman wrongfully convicted of murder. Along the way she battles crooked cops, a broken system, and her own demons.
Deadline adds that Nick Nolte and James Cromwell will have supporting roles in the film which has begun shooting in Los Angeles.