Elizabeth Olsen and Charles Melton have nabbed lead roles in Todd Solondz’s new feature Love Child.
The darkly comic film follows Misty as she is stuck in a loveless marriage with a brutish husband and her precocious 11-year-old as her only consolation. When Easy, a handsome vagabond stranger, appears, the son hatches a plan to replace the father with a new husband, only for that to backfire and a more devious and disastrous scheme to emerge.
More from The Hollywood Reporter
Killer Films, Volition Media and Gramercy Park Media are teaming with Rocket Science, which is handling international sales and will launch the project at the European Film Market in Berlin.
Cindy Bru of Volition Media, Christine Vachon of Killer Films, David Hinojosa of 2AM and Ford Corbett of Gramercy Park Media will produce. Michael Jefferson, Adam Beasley, Atilla Yucer, Joshua Harris and Steven Farneth will executive produce.
The film is fully financed by Volition Media and Gramercy Park Media. Cinetic Media and WME are handling the U.S rights and sale.
“I am beyond excited to work with Elizabeth Olsen and Charles Melton on what will be a super fun and playful celebration of Hollywood movies,” Solondz said in a statement. Olsen added: “I am a long-time fan of Todd’s work and to collaborate with him on this film is a true dream.”
Olsen was most recently in the limited series Love & Death and Melton starred in May December.
Olsen is represented by The Gersh Agency and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Melton by CAA and 111 Media and Solondz by WME and Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz.
Best of The Hollywood Reporter