Hilary Swank will begin filming the thriller Fatale next month, Variety has learned. The Deon Taylor-directed project tells the story of a married man who is tricked into a murder scheme by a police detective, played by Swank. In the past, Taylor has directed such movies as the Mike Epps-led 2016 comedy Meet the Blacks, and 2018’s Traffik starring Paula Patton.
Back in March, Swank revealed in an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert that she stepped away from acting for three years to become her father’s personal nurse. In 2015, her father Stephen was told that he needed a lung transplant, and was given "a short time to live." As she comes out of her lengthy hiatus, the actress can proudly report that "he’s alive and thriving and well," admitting that she “took three years off to be with him and help him through that life journey."
Swank marked her return to acting with the FX limited series Trust based on the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, heir to the Getty family fortune. She has already starred in two films this year—What They Had and I Am Mother. Her attachment to Fatale proves that the actress, who already has two Oscars and two Golden Globes on her resume, is ready to continue getting back into the business on a more consistent basis.