Maris Curran is writing and directing the indie movie
Two-time Oscar winner Dianne Wiest (“Bullets Over Broadway”) and Oscar-nominated actress Rosie Perez (“Fearless”) will join David Oyelowo (“Selma”) in the upcoming indie “Five Nights in Maine,” which will co-star Teyonah Parris (“Mad Men”), Tony Award nominee Stephen Henderson (“The Newsroom”) and Hani Furstenberg (“The Loneliest Planet”).
Maris Curran is writing and directing the movie, which follows Sherwin (Oyelowo), a man reeling from the tragic loss of his wife, travels to rural Maine to seek answers from his estranged mother-in-law (Wiest), who is herself confronting guilt over her daughter’s death.
“Five Nights in Maine” is billed as a story about worlds colliding at the kitchen sink. It’s about grief, frailty, and empathy.
Carly Hugo and Matt Parker of NY-based production company Loveless will produce along with Curran and Oyelowo’s LA-based banner Yoruba Saxon Productions.
The project was recently awarded the prestigious San Francisco Film Society/Kenneth Rainin Foundation Filmmaking Grant, as well as a Cinereach grant, and participated in the Cine Qua Non Screenwriters Workshop.
Curran is represented by Mosaic, and CAA is representing the film’s domestic sales.
Oyelowo is represented by CAA, Inphenate, Hamilton-Hodell and Schreck, Rose, Dapello. Wiest is represented by ICM Partners. Perez is represented by Silver Lining Entertainment and Stone, Meyer, Genow, Smelkinson and Binder. Parris is represented by APA, Vanguard Management and Fox Rothschild. Henderson is represented by Charles Kerin Associates and EKG Management. Furstenberg is represented by The Luedtke Agency and Margrit Polak Management.