EXCLUSIVE: Vera Farmiga and Christopher Plummer will star in road trip pic Boundaries, with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions’ Stage 6 Films acquiring worldwide rights. Also in the cast is Lewis MacDougall, Bobby Cannavale and Kristen Schaal along with Peter Fonda, Christopher Lloyd and Dolly Wells. Shana Feste (Endless Love) writes and directs. Boundaries, currently shooting in Vancouver, is being produced by Brian Kavanaugh-Jones’ Automatik and Chris Ferguson’s Oddfellows. Exec producers are Automatik’s Bailey Conway Anglewicz and Jennifer Besser.
The story follows single mother Laura (Farmiga) who, along with her awkward 14-year-old son Henry (MacDougall), is forced to drive her estranged, care-free, pot-dealing father Jack (Plummer) across country after he’s kicked out of yet another nursing home. The road trip veers off course when Jack decides to make a couple of stops and Henry asks to see his deadbeat dad Leonard (Cannavale).
Kavanaugh-Jones’ Automatik is having a banner year, with two Jeff Nichols films out this year: Midnight Special for Warner Bros, starring Michael Shannon and Joel Edgerton, and Loving, again starring Edgerton and Ruth Nagga, which world premieres at Cannes in competition. Focus picked up the latter in a splashy Berlin deal. Kavanaugh-Jones also has action thriller Collide with Nicholas Hoult out through Open Road in the fall, and Sandcastle with Henry Cavill and Hoult again currently in postproduction. Automatik also has The Titan, currently in production starring Sam Worthington, Taylor Schilling and Tom Wilkinson, directed by Lennart Ruff. Automatik’s first television series, Beyond, will premiere this year on Freeform.
Feste is repped by CAA and Marks Law Group. Farmiga is repped by CAA, Authentic Talent and Literary Management and Peikoff Mahan. Plummer is repped by ICM Partners and The Pitt Group. Cannavale is repped by WME, Framework Entertainment and Schreck, Rose, Dapello & Adams LLP.
Fonda is repped by Alan Somers, Untitled Entertainment and Kleinberg Lange Cuddy & Carlo. Lloyd is repped by Gersh and Andy Freedman. Schaal is repped by UTA and Morris Yorn. Wells is repped by UTA and Anonymous Content.