With principle photography completed on Kristin Scott Thomas’s directorial debut, a first image has been released.
Co-written by Kirstin Scott Thomas and John Micklethwait,the film focuses on three romantically dysfunctional sisters trying to navigate their mother’s third wedding. It has been roduced by Finola Dwyer and Steven Rales and is a Finola Dwyer Productions / Ridlington Road Production presented by Indian Paintbrush.
The cast includes double Academy award nominee, Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story, Under The Skin), BAFTA award nominee, Sienna Miller (Anatomy of a Scandal, American Woman), and Cannes Best Actress winner, Emily Beecham (Little Joe, Cruella), who play the sisters. Academy award nominee and BAFTA award-winner Scott Thomas, plays Diana Frost, their mother. This marks the third time Scott Thomas and Johansson have played mother and daughter since The Horse Whisperer (1998). Joining the cast are BAFTA award nominee, Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire, Knight of Cups), Sindhu Vee (Sex Education, Matilda), Joshua McGuire (Cheaters, Anatomy of a Scandal), Mark Stanley (Game Of Thrones, Trigger Point), Thibault de Montalembert (Call My Agent, The King) and Samson Kayo (Bloods, The Bubble). Scott Thomas is also reunited with her Four Weddings and a Funeral co-star, James Fleet.
Three sisters return to their childhood home for a momentous weekend; the third wedding of their twice widowed mother, Diana (Scott Thomas). The three daughters are from very different walks of life: Georgina (Beecham), a palliative nurse; Victoria (Miller), a Hollywood star; and Katherine (Johansson), a Captain in the Royal Navy. Over the weekend, the family gathers to celebrate a new marriage, but mother and daughters alike are forced to revisit the past and confront the future, with help from a colourful group of unexpected wedding guests…
Talking about directing the film, Kirstin Scott Thomas said: “I have wanted to direct for a long time and it was thrilling to create this fictional family using my own childhood memories as a springboard. Directing and acting with such talented actresses and reuniting with Scarlett Johansson has been exhilarating.”
The film’s creative team also includes: Director of Photography Yves Belanger (Brooklyn, Dallas Buyers Club), BAFTA award-winning Production Designer Andrew McAlpine (The Piano, An Education), Casting Director Lucy Bevan (The Batman, Belfast), Editor Gary Dollner (Fleabag, Killing Eve), Costume Designer Sinead Kidao (Small Axe, The Pursuit of Love), and Academy award nominated Hair and Make-Up Designer Daniel Phillips (The Queen, Florence Foster Jenkins).