Brood, based on Jackie Polzin’s bestselling debut novel, will tell the story of one woman (Haley Bennett), who, over the course of a single year, heroically tries to keep her small brood of four chickens alive despite the seemingly endless challenges that caring for another creature entails. From the freezing nights of a harsh winter to a sweltering summer with its own surprise tornado, she battles predators, terrible luck, and the uncertainty of a future that may not look anything like the one she once imagined. The novel is a darkly funny and startlingly original meditation on life and longing, full of sorrow, joy, and unrelenting hope.