Arclight announced today it would be launching sales on World War I drama The Angel Makers, with Christina Hendricks, Emily Watson, Abbie Cornish, Max Riemelt And David Cross all in the cast. Jon Amiel directs the story, set in the Yorkshire Moors in 1917. Survival is key when the men leave to join the allied fight in France, leaving their wives to maintain the farms. At their disposal, an internment camp of German POWs, all too happy to offer up their services, ignite an air of dangerous romance. Affairs begin and lust blossoms into love as the women of Yorkshire Moors discover something far more powerful: independence. When the husbands return, everyone turns to Sarah Rigg (Hendricks), the midwife and witch doctor at the heart of the village, to mix the potions that can save a life… or take it away.
Producers include The Producers Films chief exec Jeanna Polley. Production begins in January next year.