The Lost Girls to film in London this spring
A new feature film that sets the Peter Pan story through a female prism is in pre-production readying for a London shoot, starring Ellen Burstyn, Emma Thompson, Gaia Thompson and Greg Wise.
Livia De Paolis also stars; she will also direct from her own screenplay, adapted from the novel by Laurie Fox.
The story follows several generation of Darling women, including how a modern-day Wendy (De Paolis) battles to escape Peter Pan’s hold over her and her daughter Berry. Burstyn plays Wendy’s grandmother with Emma Thompson as her mother.
Alexa Waugh produces alongside Meta Valentic. When the project was first announced, De Paolis told Deadline: “I have been fascinated with the hidden meanings of fairy tales since childhood, so when I read Laurie Fox’s novel The Lost Girls I was immediately on board with the way she reinvents J.M. Barrie’s timeless fairytale for a contemporary audience.”
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