Dakota will be released in the US on April 1 by Samuel Goldwyn Films and in the UK in late May/June 2022. Directed by Kirk Harris and produced by Monika Bacardi, Andrea Lervolino, Danielle Maloni and Marty Poole, Dakota tells the story of Kate , a widow who lost her husband during the war in Afghanistan. Kate struggles to maintain her small town farm with her daughter while running the local volunteer fire department. Lara plays Jenny, the town mechanic’s daughter, following in her father’s footsteps and a dear friend to Kate. She joins a cast including William Baldwin, Tim Rozon, Abbie Cornish, Patrick Muldoon, Loa Sultan, Lorenzo McGovern Zaini, Roberto Davide and Katie McGovern.
Pictet is also starring in the highly anticipated new action film, Renegades, from award-winning director Daniel Zirilli. The film hits hard, as a retired Green Beret soldier is murdered by an international gang of drug traffickers, his fellow SAS veterans avenge him by meting out their own justice on the streets of London. Lara’s character, Sofia, is kidnapped and sold to a trafficking ring – but she doesn’t plan on being a victim for long. Sofia fearlessly sets out to eliminate the smuggling gang – even if it means putting herself in danger. Lara is part of an all-star cast including Lee Majors, Patsy Kensit, Stephanie Beacham, Billy Murray, Nick Moran, Louis Mandylor, Danny Trejo and many more.
Also slated for release in 2022/23 are Muti and State of Consciousness, with Lara alongside Morgan Freeman and Emile Hirsch respectively.
Fluent in English, French and Spanish, Lara Pictet has taken London and Los Angeles by storm. The film Beast, which she produced in 2018, won numerous awards, including Grand Jury Award at SXSW, Jury Award at Bentonville Film Festival, Best Digital Series at DCWebFest, Best Series at SeriesFest, Best Cinematography and Best Scripted Series Telly Awards.
It’s not just Lara’s acting ability that has earned her the admiration of her fans and peers, including writer/directors like David Stuart Snell. Lara says, “On the set of By Light of Desert Night, I lay in a dirty ditch in the scorching sun for two days, and my back was covered in scratches from filming for months. I’m all in – physically and emotionally when it comes to my roles. My life motto is; dive in, head first, take risks and have no regrets”.