"Transparent" creator Jill Soloway will co-write and direct "Ten Aker Wood" for Amazon Studios, Variety has learned.
The film is billed as a coming-of-age story; it centers on a woman in a failing marriage who leaves Los Angeles to live on a pot farm in Northern California. There she falls in love with a biker and embraces an outlaw lifestyle.
Soloway, a Chicago native and and alumna of the Annoyance Theatre, isn't the only high-profile director in the Amazon stable. The studio is also working on a Barry Levinson ("Rain Man") film about the Los Angeles comedy scene of the 1960s and '70s.
They've set up "Private Life," a story about a woman in her 40s who goes to extremes to have a child, from Tamara Jenkins of "The Savages" and "Slums of Beverly Hills" fame. And they're backing "Desired Moments," a romantic-comedy-fantasy about a lonely TV station employee from director Tom Kuntz and writer Griffin Creech.
In an interview with Variety, Soloway was tight-lipped about what the film would entail, saying only that it was "partly autobiographical." After working with Amazon's television arm on "Transparent," a dramedy about a family coming to terms with their transgender parent, Soloway said she has enjoyed collaborating with the film team, particularly motion picture production chief Ted Hope.