Catherine Hardwicke directs Drew Barrymore, Toni Collette, Dominic Cooper, Paddy Considine and Jacqueline Bisset in Morwenna Banks’ story of love, loss and laughter
London, 5 September, 2014: Drew Barrymore (“Grey Gardens”) and Toni Collette (“The Way Way Back”) star as best friends in MISS YOU ALREADY, with Dominic Cooper (“My Week with Marilyn”) and Paddy Considine (“Pride”) as the men in their lives. Jacqueline Bisset (“Welcome To New York”) rounds out the stellar cast as Collette’s mother. Catherine Hardwicke (“Twilight”, “Thirteen”, “Lords of Dogtown”) directs from a screenplay by British writer and actor Morwenna Banks (“Damned”, “The Announcement”). Principal photography commences in the UK on September 7th, 2014, with shooting largely focused in London and later moving to the dramatic Yorkshire Moors.
Milly (Collette) and Jess (Barrymore) have been best friends forever. They’ve shared everything since they were kids – secrets, clothes, laughs, substances, boyfriends – but now, they are trying to be grown-ups. Milly has a high-flying job and lives in a beautiful townhouse with husband Kit (Cooper) and their two kids. Jess is a town planner and she and her boyfriend Jago (Considine) live on a bohemian houseboat on a London canal. Their friendship is as rock solid as ever. That is until Jess struggles to have a much longed-for baby and Milly finds out she has breast cancer. How do you share that?
Says Hardwicke: ‘Miss You Already explores the ups and down of an intense friendship. With our fearless actors, we’re taking this very personal story on a wild ride.’
MISS YOU ALREADY is produced by Christopher Simon of SFilms who added: ‘We couldn’t be more delighted with this exceptional cast and the wonderful Catherine who is bringing Morwenna’s much loved script to life.‘
Executive producers are Morwenna Banks, Catherine Hardwicke, Samantha Horley, James Norrie, Barnaby Southcombe, Nicki Hattingh, Anne Sheehan, Sheryl Crown, Lisa Lambert, Celine Rattray and Trudie Styler.
International sales are being handled by The Salt Company, who share North American sales duties with CAA. MISS YOU ALREADY will be distributed in the United Kingdom by Entertainment One (eOne).
Finance for the film has been provided by London based New Sparta Films and Exponential Media.
Nicki Hattingh, co-founder and Managing Director of New Sparta Films, said; ‘New Sparta Films is absolutely delighted to be involved in the financing of such a wonderful film. The director, cast and production team are first class and we are confident they will deliver an amazing film from such a beautiful script – it’s a story that every teenage girl and woman will recognise and respond to.’
Hardwicke is repped by Manage-Ment and CAA. Banks is repped by The Agency and CAA. Barrymore is repped by CAA and Collette is repped by CAA and Jen Turner at Viking Entertainment. Cooper is repped by Markham, Froggatt and Irwin and CAA. Considine is repped by Troika and CAA. Bisset is repped by Steve Kenis & Company.