Trachtenberg, Preston catch 'Fireflies' roles
EmptyKelly Preston and Michelle Trachtenberg have sparked to "The Possibility of Fireflies." Dominique Paul is making her directorial debut on the film, an adaptation of her novel.
Preston will play a single mother struggling to keep her life in order after her husband abandons her, forcing her to raise their two daughters on her own. Trachtenberg will play the older daughter.
The drama will shoot in January in South Carolina.
Brad Wyman, Donald Kushner and Patty Jenkins — the team behind the Oscar-winning Charlize Theron starrer "Monster" — are producing. Joel Stevens is an executive producer.
Musician BT is composing music for the film and is an exec producer.
Preston is shooting the Fox thriller "Death Sentence" opposite Kevin Bacon for director James Wan. She most recently appeared in Walt Disney Pictures' "Sky High."
Trachtenberg, known for her TV work on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Six Feet Under," next appears in the horror movie "Black Christmas," due Christmas Day. She recently completed "Beautiful Ohio" with William Hurt and Rita Wilson.
Preston and Trachtenberg are repped by CAA. Preston additionally is repped by Joel Stevens Entertainment, while Trachtenberg also is repped by Framework.