Sally Hawkins and Aisling Walsh Reteam for Indie Drama MAUDIE

Pair will tell the story of folk artist Maude Lewis…

Sally Hawkins (‘Blue Jasmine,’ ‘Happy Go Lucky’) is set reteam with Irish filmmaker Aisling Walsh for ‘Maudie,’ a romantic drama inspired by the life story of folk artist Maude Lewis.

A Canada-Ireland co-production, the story takes place in Nova Scotia in the 1950s and ’60s and centres on the reclusive Everett Lewis, who hires a tiny disfigured woman to be his housekeeper and ends up managing her artistic career as a she becomes a well loved folk artist.

Filming on ‘Maudie’ will get underway in July in Newfoundland, Canada.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to play such an extraordinary and inspiring artist. It is a beautiful script,” said Hawkins in a statement. “I have been desperate to work with Aisling Walsh again since Fingersmith. She is quite brilliant and perfect to bring Maudie’s story to life.”

Bob Cooper of Los Angeles-based Landscape, Mary Young Leckie of Solo Productions and Susan Mullen from Dublin-based Parallel are producing.