A co-production between Daisy Force Pictures and Me Jane Productions, “Daisy Winters” follows an 11-year-old girl’s unconventional yet deeply loving relationship with her mother, and what happens when their bond is broken. Along Daisy’s courageous journey, including her quest to discover her father, she learns how to embrace every moment with determination and an unrelenting belief in herself.
Emmy winner Carrie Preston co-stars in the film alongside Paul Blackthorne, Iwan Rheon, Suzy Nakamura, Poorna Jagannathan, Nick Gore and Kyle Red Silverstein.
LaMure will direct from her own original screenplay, and she’ll also produce with Jane Badler and Sean E. DeMott. Allison Jones (“Bridesmaids”) is casting the project and co-producing along with Alex Ryan (“Hemingway & Gellhorn”). Production will start this spring in Savannah, Georgia, and Kris Redding Casting (“The Boss”) is handling all casting out of the Southeast.
“I am happy to bring this story to the screen as we don’t yet have enough films that show young girls as strong and adventurous. It is truly a dream — 13 years in the making — come true to work with this sublime cast,” said LaMure. “I am fortunate to have had the undying support of Allison Jones for many years, her taste in talent is exquisite. Alex Ryan has contributed greatly to getting us to this point. I am grateful to have Jane Badler and Sean E. DeMott as my fellow producers. I feel honored to be making a film with a strong female cast with Sterling Jerins as our lead. Sterling is one of the best young actresses working today.”
“I am thrilled to be part of Beth LaMure’s vision and this perfect gem of a project. Beth’s passion and talent have me excited to take this glorious journey with her and this amazing cast in the creation of Daisy Winters,” added Badler.
Shields, who earned Golden Globe nominations for her sitcom “Suddenly Susan,” can currently be seen in Hallmark’s “Flower Shop Mysteries” movie series. The star of “The Blue Lagoon” and “Endless Love” also played a recurring character on the hit sitcom “The Middle.” She’s represented by UTA.