At last, Melanie Griffith is getting back into the feature world. She’s joining famed doc director Joe Berlinger’s first feature, “Facing the Wind.”
The true crime drama stars Alessandro Nivola as Bob Rowe, subject of the 2001 book by Julie Salamon. Rowe was acquitted of killing his entire family in 1978, using the insanity defense. It was one of the first successful uses of that defense.
Co-stars include Vera Farmiga, Evan Rachel Wood, Rita Wilson, and Jennifer Beals.
Berlinger is the director of many well known and award docs including the “Paradise Lost” series about the West Memphis Three.
Read the New York Times review of “Facing the Wind.” This could be a great movie. Nivola is up to the challenge. http://www.nytimes.com/books/01/04/01/reviews/010401.01stewart.html