'Starlet' Star Dree Hemingway Joins Canadian Indie 'The People Garden' (Exclusive)

Dree Hemingway - H 2014
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Dree Hemingway - H 2014

Ernest Hemingway's great-granddaughter plays a woman in Japan searching for her missing rock star boyfriend

Dree Hemingway has grabbed the lead role in the Canadian indie The People Garden, by writer-director Nadia Litz.

The great-granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway and daughter of actress Mariel Hemingway, the model-actress will play Sweetpea, an actress in Japan searching for her missing rock star boyfriend. The drama has started shooting on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.

Hemingway's star turn in Sean Baker’s Starlet earned her the 2012 Robert Altman Indie Spirit Award, and she starred opposite Keith Stanfield in director Logan Sandler's indie Happy People. She also appeared in Alex Ross Perry's dark comedy Listen Up Philip opposite Jason Schwartzman and next appears in Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young, set for release in 2015.

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Actress-turned-director Litz made her feature debut with Hotel Congress, which she wrote, produced and starred in. Her script for The People Garden won the audience prize at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival's inaugural Screenwriting Lab.

Mark Gingras and Lon Molnar are executive producing The People Garden, with Daniel Bekerman, Coral Aiken and Jonathan Bronfman producing. Hemingway is repped by WME, Framework Entertainment and Independent Talent Group.