Cannes: Ewan McGregor in Talks to Star in Drama 'Don't Make Me Go' (Exclusive)
Michael Sucsy ('The Vow') will direct the road trip drama that will be selling at Cannes.
Ewan McGregor is in final negotiations to star in Don’t Make Me Go, a road trip drama that Michael Sucsy will direct.
Donald De Line and Peter Saraf are producing the project along with Michael Litvak of Bold Films. Bold will also finance. The title will be introduced at the Cannes Film Market.
The story centers on a single father to a teenage daughter who, upon learning that he has a fatal brain tumor, decides to take her on a road trip to find the mother who abandoned her years before and to try to teach her everything she might need over the rest of her life.
Vera Herbert was only 23 when she wrote the script that is so well regarded that it landed on the 2012 Black List.
Bold's Gary Michael Walters and Jon Oakes are executive producing.
UTA packaged the project and arranged financing. On top of that, it is also repping North American rights. Sierra Affinity is handling international sales.
Sucsy is well versed in making movies that tug the heart strings, having directed HBO’s 2009 Emmy-winning film Grey Gardens, which starred Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange, and The Vow, the hit romantic drama that starred Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum.
McGregor has several movies in the can, among them Our Kind of Traitor and The Last Days in the Desert. He is in post on his directorial debut, American Pastoral, and is prepping to shoot the sequel to Trainspotting.
McGregor and Sucsy are repped by UTA. McGregor is additionally repped by Sloane Offer and UK’s United Agents. Sucsy is additionally repped by Anonymous Content and Bloom Hergott.