Always a nice casting report when you can open with Kate Winslet:
- Kate Winslet and Judy Davis have signed on to star in The Dressmaker, a project that Australian writer/director Jocelyn Moorhouse (Proof) describes as “Unforgiven with a sewing machine.”
- Lucas Till (X-Men: First Class), Joel Courtney (Super 8), and Ally Sheedy have signed on to star opposite Mitchel Musso, Bridger Zadina, Grant Harvey, and newcomer Dani Knights in Sins of Our Youth, the story of four teenage boys who accidentally murder a young boy. Twin brothers Edmund Entin and Gary Entin will write and direct.
Hit the jump for more on both projects.
The Dressmaker is based on the book by Rosalie Ham. THR reports Winslet will play a skilled couturier who, after many years in Europre, returns to her small hometown in Australia where she was accused of murder as a child: “She wishes to make amends with her eccentric mother, Molly (Davis), but first must unravel the secrets of her past.” Production begins next year in Australia.
Here’s the press release for Sins of Our Youth with all the details:
HUFFINGTON PICTURES TAPS LUCAS TILL, JOEL COURTNEY, AND ALLY SHEEDY TO STAR IN “SINS OF OUR YOUTH”
Based on a Screenplay by Edmund Entin and Directed by Gary Entin with Production Beginning in Las Vegas
Las Vegas (August 7, 2013) – Huffington Pictures has tapped Lucas Till (X-Men, Paranoia), Joel Courtney (Super 8, Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn), Ally Sheedy (The Breakfast Club), to star in the teen drama “Sins of Our Youth.” The film is based on an original screenplay by Edmund Entin and directed by Gary Entin. Michael Huffington is producing under his Huffington Pictures banner. Principal photography will begin this week on location in and around Las Vegas, Nevada.
“Sins of Our Youth” is the story of four teenage boys who accidentally murder a young boy while recreationally shooting assault rifles. The film follows the perilous decisions they make in the wake of the murder in a moment of desperation, paranoia, and fear that their lives are over due to the certain eventuality of the death penalty. The four teenagers construct a “plan” that leads them down an even darker path.
Mitchel Musso (Hannah Montana, Monster House), Bridger Zadina (Terri), Grant Harvey (Save the Date) and newcomer Dani Knights also star. Anthony Bretti is the executive producer and Frederick Levy is the co-executive producer. This is the second feature film from the twin brother filmmaking duo of Edmund Entin and Gary Entin, following “Geography Club” which was recently acquired by Breaking Glass and also produced by Michael Huffington.