EXCLUSIVE: Maika Monroe, Maggie Grace, Brad Carter have been cast in the indie drama The Scent of Rain and Lightning, which has just entered preproduction. The film, an adaptation of the novel by Nancy Pickard, is the story of a young woman forced to confront old wounds and the destructive power of hate when she learns that the man who killed her parents has been released from prison. Produced by Casey Twenter, Jeff Robison and Jeff Johnson of No Coast Entertainment, Kevin Waller and Michael Davis, and Maggie Grace, The Scent of Rain and Lightning is directed by Blake Robbins. WeatherVane Productions and PKs Remain Entertainment will be Executive Producing. Filming begins this fall in Oklahoma.

Maggie Grace, known for her role in the Taken franchise and on Lost, will next be seen in Showing Roots, and in The Choice, both of which are in post production. She’s repped by UTE and Zero gravity Management. Maika Monroe was recently seen in It Follows and The Guest, and will be appearing in Independence Day: Resurgence. She’s presented by WME and Luber Roklin Entertainment. Brad Carter has been seen recently on the first season of HBO’s True Detective, the final season of Sons of Anarchy, and with Faith Hill in the indie drama Dixieland. He will next be seen in the Whitey Bulger biopic Black Mass, alongside Johnny Depp. He’s repped by TalentWorks, and Luber Roklin.