Ginger Sledge of Zenzero Pictures (Where’d You Go, Bernadette) and Jackson Pictures’ Matt Jackson (Molly’s Game) are set to produce the project. Jackson Pictures’ Joanne Lee will executive produce.
The book and upcoming feature is a charming Southern coming-of-age story about a young girl, Willow Havens, who worries that her 68-year-old, chain-smoking, margarita-blending mother, Polly, will die from cancer before Polly unearths the secrets of her mother’s past – thus losing one of the remaining links to a key piece of her identity.
In the book, Polly was in her late 50s when Willow was born. Willow knows she’s here by accident, a late-life afterthought. Willow’s father died before she was born, amd her much older brother and sister are long grown and gone and failing elsewhere. It’s just her and bigger-than-life Polly.
Zenzero Pictures is represented by Mark Muir of Greenberg Glusker. Jackson Pictures is represented by CAA and Neil Sacker of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP.