Disney’s Searchlight Pictures is developing a new film called “Suncoast”, which is going to be directed by Laura Chinn and will star Laura Linney, Woody Harrelson and Nico Parker.
“Suncoast” is a drama based on Chinn’s life experience in the early 2000s. It follows a teenager (Parker) living with her strong-willed mother (Linney), who must take her brother to live at a specialized facility. There, she strikes up an unlikely friendship with an eccentric activist (Harrelson) amid protests surrounding controversial medical cases.
Deadline is reporting that the film is going into production in September 2022.
Laura Chinn will be making her directorial debut with this film, having previously starred in and written shows such as “Flordia Girls” and “The Mick”.
Laura Linney has previously starred in “The Big C” and Netflix’s “Ozark”. Woody Harrelson has previously starred in “Venom”, “War Of The Planet Of The Apes” and “Cheers”. Nico Parker has starred in “Dumbo” and will appear in the upcoming “The Last Of Us”.
Jeremy Plager, Francesca Silvestri, Kevin Chinoy and Oly Obst are producing “Suncoast”. With SVP Production Taylor Friedman and Manager of Creative Affairs Daniel Yu will oversee the project for Searchlight, reporting to Heads of Production and Development DanTram Nguyen and Katie Goodson-Thomas.