Oscar Winner Holly Hunter Has Joined TOP OF THE LAKE

As we reported yesterday, actress Elisabeth Moss is expected to star in the BBC mini-series TOP OF THE LAKE. Now comes word from Deadline that Oscar winning actress Holly Hunter (Saving Grace) has joined the cast.

Top Of The Lake is set in the remote mountains of New Zealand and follows the disappearance of a five months pregnant 12-year-old named Tui who was last seen standing chest deep in a frozen lake. Investigating detective, Robin Griffin (Moss), must lose herself in order to find the missing girl. During the investigation, she collides with Matt Mitcham (Peter Mullan), Tui’s father, a local drug lord, and G.J (Hunter), a guru at a local women’s camp. The case tests Robin’s limits and sends her on a journey of self-discovery.

It was also reported that the Sundance Channel has closed the deal to air the mini-series here in the States.

Filming on Top Of The Lake will begin in February in Queenstown, New Zealand under the direction of Australian director Garth Davis.