Based on true events, the Filmstiftung-backed thriller "The Sitting Duck" by Jean-Paul Salomé tells the story of the trade unionist Maureen Kearney who was the victim of a savage attack and a subsequent smear campaign when she sought to expose the machinations of the French nuclear industry. The film stars Isabelle Huppert in the lead role, with Yvan Attal, Marina Foïs, Alexandra Maria Lara, Grégory Gadebois, François-Xavier Demaison, Pierre Deladonchamps and Geno Lechner among the other members of the cast. The screenplay was written by Salomé together with Fadette Drouard and based on the book "La Syndicaliste" by Caroline Michel-Aguirre. "The Sitting Duck" was produced by Cologne-based Heimatfilm with France’s Le Bureau Films; the Filmstiftung NRW backed the film with 290,000 Euros. The film was also shot in NRW. The film will be released in German cinemas in 2023 by Weltkino. The Bureau Sales will be selling the film internationally.