According to Deadline, “Desperation Road,” a novel by Michael Farris Smith, is set in Mississippi and centers on a single incident that sends the entire community into conflict over resentment, anger, and regret. In her “Maben” persona, Fitzgerald plays a single mother with a 7-year-old child who returns to the village where sad events from her past collide with the people she loved and despised.
Walter Josten (Replicas), Smith and Crocker and Cassian Elwes (Mudbound) are producing the project. In Randall Emmett’s thriller Wash Me in the River, which hits theaters and is available on demand on December 2, Fitzgerald will next be seen alongside robert deniro and Jack Houston.
The Fall of House Usher and Strange Darling by JT Mollner, which she recently completed. She has also starred in the American series Dare Me, the MTV series Scream, the Masterpiece limited series “Little Women” and the Warner Bros. drama. John Crowley’s “The Goldfinch”, among other well-known projects. Reacher, a critically acclaimed and popular production, and Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings are two other standout examples. Aimee Bender’s short story Call My Name also received a podcast adaptation with Fitzgerald providing the voiceover.