Tara Miele based ‘Wander Darkly’ on personal experience

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Director Tara Miele — whose new movie “Wander Darkly” stars Sienna Miller as a woman who struggles to figure out if she is alive or dead following a traumatic car accident — says the story was based on her own experience.

“About seven years ago my husband and I survived a pretty bad car crash,” Miele said during a virtual screening of the film. “I was quite concussed.”

Miele said that after the accident, she was sitting on the couch calling to her six-month-old tot, and when she couldn’t get the tot’s attention, she “had this really clear sense that I had died and I was witnessing what came after.” “It only lasted for a second but it was so clear and felt so real,” she said.

The movie also stars Diego Luna.

Miele has just been tapped to write and direct the upcoming Carol Burnett biopic.