Ella Anderson, Daniella Perkins, Amarr and Ariel Martin have joined Searchlight’s new drama film titled “Suncoast” written and set to be directed by Laura Chinn.
“Suncoast” is inspired by Chinn’s own life experience from the early 2000s and follows a teenager (Parker) living with her strong-willed mother (Linney), who must take her brother to live at a specialized facility. There, she strikes up an unlikely friendship with an eccentric activist (Harrelson) amidst protests surrounding controversial medical cases.
The film will mark Chinn’s directorial debut. Jeremy Plager, Francesca Silvestri, Kevin Chinoy and Oly Obst are producing the feature.
The project will be overseen by Searchlight senior vp, production Taylor Friedman and manager of creative affairs Daniel Yu, reporting to heads of production and development, DanTram Nguyen and Katie Goodson-Thomas.
Anderson’s credits include Destin Daniel Cretton’s The Glass Castle, Ben Falcone’s The Boss, and Garry Marshall’s Mother’s Day.
Perkins’ credits include ABC’s Grown-ish and Red Ruby for Brat.
Amarr’s credits include Holiday Rush, The CW’s 4400 and the six-part Netflix series Colin in Black & White.
Martin’s credits include the Will Packer/James Lopez thriller Oracle opposite Ryan Destiny, Disney Channel’s Z-O-M-B-I-E-S 3, and ZOMBIES: Addison’s Monster Mystery.