As reported in a Deadline exclusive, Glenn Close and Mila Kunis are set to star in Rodrigo Garcia‘s substance abuse story “Four Good Days.” Capstone Group is launching the film’s sales at the Cannes market.
Close, a seven-time Oscar nominee, was most recently praised for her role in Björn Runge’s “The Wife,” last year’s drama that garnered her a nomination. Close reunites with Garcia, who directed her in the Oscar nominated film “Albert Knobbs.” Kunis has starred in “Bad Moms,” “The Spy Who Dumped Me,” “Family Guy” and “Black Swan.” The latter gained her a Golden Globe nomination for her supporting role. The two actresses gear up to play mother and daughter, in a story about the bonds and pains of drug abuse.
From the Deadline article:
Seven-time Oscar nominee Close will play Deb, a mother helping her daughter Molly (Kunis) work through four crucial days on Molly’s road to recovery from substance abuse. Their time together after a long estrangement revives both the painful wounds they have inflicted on each other, but also offers the opportunity to rekindle their fundamental, complicated, love for one another.
Garcia will direct from his script, co-written by Eli Saslow, the Washington Post journalist and 2014 Pulitzer Prize winner. The story is based on Saslow’s WaPo article. Principal photography is due to begin in September in Los Angeles. Productivity Media and Oakhurst will finance.
The article notes Garcia is directing from a script he co-writes with Eli Saslow. The drama will be based off one of Saslow’s articles for The Washington Post. It will be interesting to see if the project has a shot in adapted screenplay. There’s an air of Felix van Groeningen’s “Beautiful Boy” in the project, where familial bonds are tried and tested through relentless substance abuse on the child’s part. “Four Good Days” looks to hit home those same hard beats and with two worthy actresses in the lead, it will be kept on the awards radar.
Sales for “Four Good Days” have launched on the Croisette, with production on the project slated to begin in September. Productivity Media and Oakhurst are financing the film.