BAFTA, Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Elizabeth Olsen (Avengers: Infinity War) and Golden Globe nominee Charles Melton (May December) will star in Todd Solondz's darkly comedic new film Child love.
The story follows Misty, who is trapped in a loveless marriage with a brutal husband. Junior, her precocious 11-year-old son, is her only consolation. When Easy, a handsome drifter, appears, Junior hatches a plan to get rid of his father so his mother can marry him. But the plan backfires, so Junior comes up with another plan, this one even more devious and with more disastrous – and unexpected – consequences.
Killer Movies (Past lives), 2h (Past lives) Volition Media (Sam and Kate) and Gramercy Park Media (The Fabulous Four) are teaming up with Rocket Science to bring the project to this week's EFM.
Cindy Bru of Volition Media, Christine Vachon of Killer Films, David Hinojosa of 2AM and Ford Corbett of Gramercy Park Media will serve as producers. Michael Jefferson, Adam Beasley, Atilla Yucer, Joshua Harris and Steven Farneth will serve as executive producers.
The film is fully financed by Volition Media and Gramercy Park Media. Rocket Science is handling international sales at EFM; Cinetic Media and WME co-represent U.S. rights.
Todd Solondz said, “I’m so excited to work with Elizabeth Olsen and Charles Melton on what will be a super fun and entertaining celebration of Hollywood movies.”
Elizabeth Olsen added, “I’ve been a longtime fan of Todd’s work and collaborating with him on this film is a true dream.”
Christine Vachon commented: “I am thrilled to be working again with Todd Solondz on Child love. We have worked together for many years, starting with Happiness in the late 90s and, more recently, with Dog sausage. Child love is yet another example of his uniqueness as a filmmaker – this dark and hilarious film could only come from him.”
There has been some casting movement on this one over the years. A few years ago, Rachel Weisz and Colin Farrell were hired, but now it takes on a new form.
Olsen was most recently seen in limited series Love and Death It is Riverdale actor Melton was seen in May December.
Olsen is repped by The Gersh Agency and Brillstein Entertainment Partners; Melton by CAA and 111 Media; Solondz by WME and Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz.