Woody Harrelson, Laura Linney, and Nico Parker are ready to play Laura Chinndirector’s first feature film coast of the sun which she also wrote, The Hollywood Reporter revealed. Searchlight Pictures has embarked on the drama which made the 2020 blacklist and is now set to begin production in September.
The film is inspired by Chinn’s personal experiences in the 2000s and follows a teenage girl who lives with her willful mother, who in turn has to take her brother to live in a residential facility. There, she strikes up an unlikely friendship with an eccentric activist amid protests surrounding controversial medical cases. Parker is ready to play the young teenager. Linney will play her mother and Harrelson will play the activist.
Actress-turned-screenwriter Chinn is perhaps best known for creating the Pop TV comedy, Florida Girls which was also based on her real-life experiences living in the Sunshine State and follows a group of four women, navigating their lives while living in a trailer park. Despite a good reception, season 2 of the series was canceled along with several other Pop originals in 2020. Given the Florida Girls was a hit with fans and critics alike and the ensemble Chinn chose for coast of the sun, the film is going to be a powerful drama.
Three-time Oscar nominee Harrelson recently starred in triangle of sadness, which had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival and won the prestigious Palme d’Or. He was also seen as a Marvel villain in Sony Venom: Let There Be Carnage next to Tom Hardy and action movie The man from Toronto opposite Kevin Hart. Linney was last seen in Netflix’s hit crime drama ozark next to jason batman and earned four Emmy nominations for her performance. She also has three Oscar nominations, two for Searchlight’s The Savages and Kinsey and another for Kenneth Lonerganit is you can count on me.
Parker debuted with Dumbo next to Michael Keaton and Colin Farrel. She was recently seen on HBO Max’s Reminiscence and will next be seen in the streamer’s upcoming series based on the video game phenomenon, The last of us next to Bella Ramsey and Peter Pascal.
Jeremy Beach, Francesca Silvestri, Kevin Chinoy and Oly Obst produce the feature film. For Searchlight, the project will be overseen by Taylor FriedmanSenior Vice President, Production and Head of Creative Affairs Daniel You.
No release date is revealed for coast of the sun Again. In the meantime, check out our conversation with Harrelson on Venom: let there be carnage below:
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