Diane Ladd and Eden Brolin have signed on to star in writer-director Katie Cokinos’ comedic drama I Dream Too Much. This is Cokinos’ debufeature. Danielle Brooks (Orange Is The New Black, Girls) Christina Rouner and James McCaffrey (Rescue Me, Revenge) co-star in the pic that tells the story of an imaginitive college student (Brolin) who volunteers to care for her formidable great aunt (Ladd), as they both face challenges that threaten their independence. Brooks plays Abbey, a singer looking for her big break, Rouner plays Helen, a closet legal eagle and Brolin’s mother, and McCaffrey plays Nikki Sommers, a legendary music producer.
Richard Linklater is executive producing with producers Jay Thames for 77 Films and Ed McWilliams for Attic Lights Films in association with Pantheon of Women. The film will begin photography in New York in February.
Ladd is represented by Scott Hart and Metropolitan’s Sara Schedeen; Brolin is with BRS/GAGE Agency and Danielle Brooks by Innovative Artists and Jill McGrath at TGE. Rouner is repped by CornerStone Talent Agency and James McCaffrey is with Don Buchwald & Assoc. and TMT Entertainment.