Willie Nelson, Charlotte Rampling to Star in ‘Waiting for the Miracle to Come’


by:  Dave McNary

Willie Nelson, Charlotte Rampling and Sophie Lowe will star in winter-director Lian Lunson’s fantasy-drama “Waiting for the Miracle to Come,” with production set to begin next month at Nelson’s ranch in Spicewood, Texas.

Lunson is producing through her Horse Pictures banner with Molly Mayeux and Terence Berry. Executive producers are Cave Pictures’ Dale Brown and Mark Rodgers along with Lunson’s collaborators Bono and Wim Wenders.

Fabrica de Cine is also producing with Gaston Pavlovich set as a producer and Matthew Malek serving as an executive producer.

Set in a magically surreal world, the movie tells the story of an aspiring trapeze artist who discovers a cryptic letter her father once wrote directing her to a goldmine in the California desert. Upon arriving in a mysterious town, she finds herself at the gates of “The Beautiful Place,” a house occupied by retired vaudeville stars — played by Nelson and Rampling.

The film will also feature an original song written by Bono and performed by Nelson.

Lunson and Nelson worked together previously on the documentary film “Willie Nelson: Down Home.” She also produced, wrote, and directed “Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man.”

Nelson has appeared in two dozen films dating back to 1979’s “Electric Horseman.” Rampling won best actress at the Berlin Film Festival last week for “45 Years.”

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