Este Haim (of HAIM) & Chris Stracey have been tapped to score Searchlight’s new drama film titled “Suncoast,” which is written and directed by Laura Chinn. Haim & Stracey have previously scored the 2021 Netflix series Maid and last year’s feature Cha Cha Real Smooth.
The film stars Academy Award-nominees Laura Linney and Woody Harrelson, rising actress Nico Parker, Ella Anderson, Daniella Perkins, Amarr and Ariel Martin.
“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.
The movie is expected to release this year.
Source: Film Music Reporter