Jennifer Connelly, Cillian Murphy and Mélanie Laurent have joined Claudia Llosa's upcoming drama Cry/Fly. The project will mark the female director's English-language debut.

The drama follows two intertwining story lines and is set in Minnesota and northern Canada over two time periods. The first follows a mother (Jennifer Connelly), who is tragically seperated from her terminally ill daughter. The second happens twenty years later and follows her son. He is persuaded to search for his missing mother by a journalist.

Claudia Llosa will be directing from a script she wrote. Mark Johnson, Ibón Cormenzana and José María Morales will be producing.

Production is expected to begin in February.