Entertainer Willie Nelson listens to the remarks of U.S. first lady Michelle Obama at a "Salute to the Troops" student workshop in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC on Nov. 6, 2014. Photo by Pat Benic/UPI | License Photo
NEW YORK, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Writer-director Lian Lunson is to begin shooting the film Waiting for the Miracle to Come next month on Willie Nelson's private ranch in Spicewood, Texas, producers announced Wednesday.
Nelson is co-starring in the movie with Charlotte Rampling and Sophie Lowe.
Set in a magically surreal world, Waiting for the Miracle to Come tells the story of "a young woman whose quest for gold takes her on a far more rewarding journey than she could have ever imagined," a synopsis said.
The film is being produced by Lunson's Horse Pictures, Molly Mayeux, and Terence Berry, and executive produced by Cave Pictures' Dale Brown and Mark Rodgers. Fabrica de Cine has also joined the producing team with Gaston Pavlovich coming on as a producer and Matthew Malek as an executive producer. Also executive producing Waiting for the Miracle to Come are Lunson's longtime collaborators Bono and Wim Wenders.
"I wrote this script for Willie Nelson. His presence and stillness as an actor is unlike anyone else. And growing up, I always wanted to be Charlotte Rampling, so bringing these two icons together on-screen is a dream come true for me," Lunson said in a statement.
The film will also feature an original song penned by Bono and performed by Nelson. The movie's title is an homage to Leonard Cohen's song by the same name.
Lunson and Nelson worked together previously on the documentary Willie Nelson: Down Home.