Woody Harrelson, Laura Linney and Nico Parker are set to star in ‘Suncoast’.
The trio have been cast in the film which will be written and directed by Laura Chinn, in what will be her debut behind the camera.
“Suncoast” is inspired by Chinn’s own life experience in the early 2000s and follows a teenage girl (Parker) who lives with her willful mother (Linney), who must take their brother to live in a residential facility.
There, she strikes up an unlikely friendship with an eccentric activist (Harrelson) amid protests surrounding controversial medical cases.
Jeremy Plager, Francesca Silvestri, Kevin Chinoy and Oly Obst are producing the film, which is expected to begin production next month.
Searchlight has boarded the project and Taylor Friedman will oversee the project for the studio.
Woody is also set to star in the musical comedy film “Sailing.”
The 61-year-old actor will star in the film Lionsgate, which follows a group of 1970s musicians as they discover the yacht rock musical genre.
Chris D’Arienzo, creator of the Broadway musical “Rock of Ages,” invented the story, while Jeremy Plager will develop and produce with MegaMix (Jonathan Levine and Gillian Bohrer) and Harrelson.
Lionsgate President of Production Erin Westerman said: “We are delighted to be working with Jeremy, Jonathan, Gillian, Chris and Woody, and we are confident that it will not only have a phenomenal soundtrack, but that it will it will also put you in a summer mood.”
Meanwhile, Woody’s recent credits include ‘Triangle of Sadness’, ‘The Man From Toronto’ and as the villainous Carnage in the superhero movie ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’.