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Juno Temple, Sally Hawkins, William H. Macy and Lisa Kudrow have joined the cast of Abe Sylvia’s directorial debut, “Dirty Girl.”
The project, being sold at AFM by WME for North America and the U.K.’s Salt Co. internationally, tells the story of a high school tramp who runs away with the school’s gay, fat kid in his homophobic dad’s stolen car.
Boasting plans for a 1980s soundtrack and Broadway style dance numbers, the movie is written and will be directed by Sylvia, a Broadway performer and choreographer-turned-director.
Temple plays dirty girl Danielle, Hawkins her hopeless “reformed slut” mother Sue-Ann; Macy is Sue Ann’s easily shockable Mormon fiance, and Kudrow stars as Clarke’s mousy repressed mother.
Producers are Rob Paris, Charles Pugliese, Jana Edelbaum and Rachel Cohen with executive producers Christine Vachon, Pam Koffler and Michael Lesser.
Production banners Paris Film, Killer Films and Ideal Partners plan to shoot the picture on location in California in March, bankrolled by Ideal Partners.
Salt chief Samantha Horley said: “‘Dirty Girl’ has it all. It’s funny, naughty, has a huge heart and the gayest dance number since Terence Stamp donned a lizard suit in ‘Priscilla,’ a film I was involved in during my PolyGram days.
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