The story is being described as a mother-daughter fairytale, the plot is being kept under wraps.
The cast is lead by Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep, Seinfeld) with Lola Petticrew (Bloodlands) cast as her daughter with Arinzé Kene and Leah Harvey rounding out the cast.
The film is the directing debut of Daina O. Pusic. Ivana MacKinnon will produce through her Wild Swim Films along with Helen Gladders of Gingerbread Pictures and Oliver Roskill of Record Player Films alongside A24.
The project was developed with BBC Film, BFI, and Gingerbread Pictures. BBC Film joins A24 as co-financing partners, alongside BFI awarding funds from the National Lottery, and Cinereach.
Harvey recently wrapped shooting the first season as the lead of the new Skydance / Apple TV+ series Foundation. She was previously seen as the lead role in the National Theater’s production of Small Island, directed by Rufus Norris. She can previously be seen in Stephen Merchant’s feature, Fighting With My Family, as well as the BBC One miniseries Les Miserables for director Tom Shankland. She is repped by UTA and Curtis Brown Group.
Kene is currently in rehearsal for the Lyric Theatre production Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical. Kene is set to portray the legendary musician in the play directed by award-winning actor, writer, and director Clint Dyer. Kene is represented by Curtis Brown and Brillstein Entertainment.
Pusic is an award-winning Croatian writer and director based in London. In 2015 her short film The Beast premiered at the Telluride Film Festival and subsequently screened at over 30 festivals. Her next project, a comedy short Rhonna & Donna, was also selected for Telluride in 2016 and went on to win a host of awards.