Courteney Cox and “Devious Maids” star Roselyn Sanchez have joined the cast of Paul Duddridge’s indie drama “Mothers Day,” it was announced Wednesday by producers Danielle James and Amy Williams, both of whom are working moms.
Susan Sarandon and her daughter Eva Amurri Martino also star alongside Sharon Stone, Christina Ricci and “The Vampire Diaries” hunk Paul Wesley.
Duddridge is making his feature directorial debut, while Nigel Levy is co-directing the film. Paige Cameron wrote the script based on a concept by Duddridge.
“Mothers Day” features interwoven stories about what it means to be a mom, which are tied together via single gal Rigby Gray, a rock photographer who’s riding a career high when an unlikely and unexpected pregnancy forces her to turn her lens inward. As Rigby slowly comes to terms with what it might mean to change her life forever, she discovers with fresh eyes her own relationship with her estranged mother and, through a series of photographs documenting motherhood in all its varieties, she considers what it means to be maternal at all.
The movie is described as a celebration of the unparalleled love between mothers and their children and the myriad ways we connect in our modern day world.
Production is currently underway in Los Angeles and shooting will wrap this fall in advance of a planned 2016 release date. The film is not to be confused with Garry Marshall’s “Mother’s Day,” which is expected to star Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and Jason Sudeikis.
Cox is best known for starring on “Friends” and “Cougar Town,” as well as in the hit “Scream” franchise. She’s represented by WME and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
Sanchez is in production on the third season of Lifetime’s hit series “Devious Maids.” Her film credits include “Rush Hour 2,” “The Game Plan” and “Act of Valor.” She’s repped by APA and Alchemy Entertainment.