BAFTA, Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Elizabeth Olsen (Avengers: Infinity War) and Golden Globe nominee Charles Melton (May December) are set to star in Todd Solondz’s darkly comic new feature Love Child.
The story follows Misty who is stuck in a loveless marriage to a brutish husband. Junior, her precocious 11-year-old is her only consolation. When Easy, a handsome vagabond stranger, appears, Junior hatches a plan to get rid of his father so that his mother can marry him instead. But things end up backfiring, so Junior comes up with yet another plan, this one even more devious, and with more disastrous—and unexpected—consequences.
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Killer Films (Past Lives), 2AM (Past Lives) Volition Media (Sam and Kate) and Gramercy Park Media (The Fabulous Four) are teaming with Rocket Science to bring the project to this week’s EFM.
Cindy Bru of Volition Media, Christine Vachon of Killer Films, David Hinojosa of 2AM and Ford Corbett of Gramercy Park Media will produce. Michael Jefferson, Adam Beasley, Atilla Yucer, Joshua Harris and Steven Farneth will executive-produce.
The film is fully financed by Volition Media and Gramercy Park Media. Rocket Science is handling international sales at EFM; Cinetic Media and WME co-represent U.S rights.
Todd Solondz said: “I am beyond excited to work with Elizabeth Olsen and Charles Melton on what will be a super fun and playful celebration of Hollywood movies.”
Elizabeth Olsen added: “I am a long-time fan of Todd’s work and to collaborate with him on this film is a true dream.”
Christine Vachon commented: “I’m thrilled to re-team with Todd Solondz on Love Child. We’ve worked together for many years now, starting with Happiness in the late 90s, and more recently with Wiener Dog. Love Child is yet another example of his singularity as a filmmaker – this dark, hilarious movie could only come from him.”
There has been some cast movement on this one over the years. A few years ago Rachel Weisz and Colin Farrell were attached but it now takes a new form.
Olsen was most recently seen in limited series Love & Death and Riverdale actor Melton was seen in May December.
Olsen is represented by The Gersh Agency and Brillstein Entertainment Partners; Melton by CAA and 111 Media; Solondz by WME and Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz.
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