EXCLUSIVE: Eleven-year-old actress Oona Laurence, who received a special Tony honor last year for her Broadway run in Matilda, has joined indie drama Lamb. Ross Partridge (The Off Hours, Baghead) writes, directs, and stars in the film as David Lamb, a man on a mission of self-discovery after the disintegration of his marriage and the death of his father. He road trips from Chicago to the Rockies with awkward and unpopular 11-year-old Tommie (Laurence), determined to help her avoid a destiny of apathy and emptiness. Jess Weixler (The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby) also stars in the adaptation of Bonnie Nadzam’s debut novel.

Ross PartridgeJess WeixlerLamb is the sophomore feature from Partridge, whose web series Wedlock starring Rob Corddry was co-created with EP Mark Duplass and screened at SXSW. Mel Eslyn (The One I Love) is producing with Taylor Williams (Of All The Things). Wedlock‘s Jennifer Lafleur is co-producer. Shooting is scheduled for this summer in Wyoming.

Laurence next stars in Southpaw with Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams, and appears in indies The Grief of Others and I Smile Back. She’s repped by CESD and ZOOM Talent Management. Partridge is repped by ICM. Weixler is a client of Gersh and Mosaic.