It stars Chloe Bailey, Tosin Cole, Olivia Colman and Woody Harrelson North country girlAdapted from the Tony Award-winning Broadway show of the same name inspired by Bob Dylan’s song.
The movie adaptation was written and directed by Connor McPherson, the playwright behind the original hit Broadway musical.
Graham Broadbent and Pete Cherniner produce under their award-winning banner Blueprint Pictures (Flute of Inisherin,Lady Chatterley’s lover And three billboards outside Ebbing Missouri).
CAA Media Finance will represent domestic sales of the film with Rocket Science launching international sales at the upcoming Berlin Film Festival.
The original Broadway show reimagines 20 legendary Bob Dylan songs, including forever young, All along the watchtower, hurricane, A slow train is coming, Make You Feel My Love And Like a rolling stone.
Set in 1934 in Duluth, Minnesota during the Great Depression, the play revolves around a group of wayward travelers whose lives intersect at a guesthouse filled with music, life and hope.
Things are spiraling out of control for owner Nick Laine (Harrelson). His wife Elizabeth (Coleman) suffers from dementia. The bank is foreclosing on their home. Their adopted daughter, Marian (Bailey), has a closely guarded secret that no one can explain.
When escaped convict Joe Scott (Cole) seeks refuge at the guesthouse, Marianne and Joe develop a relationship that will change everything for everyone in an everlasting love story.
Dylan said of the original show: “Associating with Connor is one of the highlights of my professional life. It goes without saying that the man is a genius for putting this thing together and I’m thrilled to be a part of the experience. My song couldn’t be in better hands. The drama is finally over.” Made me cry. I can’t even tell you why. I was stunned when the curtain came down. I really was.”
McPherson said gaining Dylan’s trust was a huge opportunity.
“But working with this incredible cast to bring these characters to life is almost beyond imagination,” he added. “I’m especially thrilled to be working with Graham Broadbent, Pete Chernin and the entire Blueprint team, who have brought audiences some of the best cinema of recent times.”
A Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter-musician, Bailey is one half of the musical duo Chloe X Hal and is best known for her work on ABC. big-ish And black-ishand more recently in feature films JaneStarring Melissa Leo.
He will next be seen in a feature by Will Packer and Tim Story This is praise; Starring Russell Crowe and Sam Worthington The Georgetown Project; and Amazon Prime Video series flock From Donald Glover.
Cole is currently filming the lead role in Supacell for Netflix and also Untitled Bob Marley Project Directed by Reynaldo Marcus Green.
Cole’s recent work includes the acclaimed feature Chinoy Chukwue up to where he played civil rights hero Major Evers. He also starred in the Warner Bros. reboot House party From producers Maverick Carter and LeBron James and on AMC 61st Street, created by Peter Moffat and starring Courtney B. Vance. And
Coleman can currently be seen on Sam Mendes Empire of Light. Upcoming feature credits include Paul Kings Wonka Alongside Timothée Chalamet; As well as Thea Sharrock’s Wicked little letter With Jesse Buckley.
He will be seen on TV soon Great expectations And sneak attack Recent projects included The Lost Daughter, The Father AndBeloved as well asHeartstopper, Landscaper And The crown. His work in film and television has earned him Academy Award, British Academy of Film and Television Award as well as Emmy Award recognition.
Harrelson was recently seen in Ruben Ostlund’s satire The triangle of sorrowwhich won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and is up for Best Picture at this year’s Academy Awards
She has been nominated for three Oscars, the most recent for her performance in Martin McDonagh’s Three billboards outside Ebbing, MissouriAs well as nine Emmys for his work A true detective And Cheers.
Upcoming credits include Focus Feature’s Special Olympics Comedy Champions; Searchlight drama Suncoast; HBO political miniseries The White House Plumber In the Watergate scandal; and Apple Original Films’ Space Race feature Project Artemis.
McPherson is an Olivier Award-winning theater director and playwright who has been nominated for five Tony Awards and one Grammy Award.
He wrote and directed Broadway musicals North country girl which would serve as the source material for the film, as well as the multi-award winning drama, sailor, The Night Alive and The Weir.
Off stage, McPherson is known for his screenplays, I went downBBC series paulaand for writing and directing his award-winning Irish seaside films salt water And The Eclipse.
Bailey is repped by CAA. Cole is repped by CAA, Curtis Brown Group, Sherpa Management and Johnson Shapiro Slawett & Cole. Coleman is repped by CAA, United Agents and Johnson Shapiro Slawett & Cole. Harrelson is repped by 7 Deuce Entertainment and Geoffrey Brittenham.
McPherson is represented by Curtis Brown Group.
Rocket Science’s EFM slate also includes Michael Gracey good man; Alex Winter adultsstarring Evan Rachel Wood, Josh Gad and Anthony Carrigan.
Rocket Science is also behind Peter Farrelly Ricky Stanicki Starring Zac Efron and John Cena, Amazon will stream on Prime Video in 240 countries and territories worldwide upon release.