NEON, the same studio that brought the likes of “I, Tonya” and “Three Identical Strangers” to cinephiles everywhere has dropped the new poster and trailer for their next big release, “Wild Rose.”
Directed by Tom Harper, and written by Nicole Taylor, the film stars Jessie Buckley, along with Academy Award nominees Julie Walters and Sophie Okonedo. Buckley plays Rose-Lynn Harlan, a rebellious country singer who dreams of trading the working-class streets of Glasgow for the Grand Ole Opry of Nashville.
Fresh out of prison, Rose-Lynn precariously juggles her menial job, two children, and committed mother, portrayed by Walters, as she pursues her bold ambition of one-way ticket to musical stardom. With the support of her boss (Okonedo), Rose-Lynn embarks on a life-changing journey that challenges her sense of self and helps her discover her true voice.
Complete with an electrifying soundtrack performed exclusively by Buckley, “Wild Rose” is described as a joyous human story steeped in music, courage, family, and achieving your dreams – no matter how far away they may appear. After all, all you need are three chords and the truth.
Harper, whose background has been heavy on television including “Electric Dreams,” “War & Peace,” and “Peaky Blinders,” is stepping into the director’s chair behind the camera for a feature for the third time.
The film is produced by Faye Ward (“Stan & Ollie”) with an impressive craft team that includes music by Jack Arnold, cinematography by George Steel, editing by Mark Eckersley, and costumes by Anna Mary Scott Robbins.
NEON has already released “Apollo 11,” an Oscar contender for Documentary Feature, along with Harmony Korine’s “The Beach Bum.” The studio also has coming later this year “Amazing Grace,” the Aretha Franklin doc, along with the Sundance hit “Clemency” starring the long-overdue Alfre Woodard.
“Wild Rose” opens in New York and Los Angeles on June 14.