Kristen Wiig and Hailee Steinfeld are both set to join Guy Pearce and Nick Nolte in new indie dramedy HATESHIP, FRIENDSHIP.
The film is based on a collection of short stories by Alice Munro entitled ‘Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage’. It has been adapted for screen by Mark Poirier. The plot centres on a nanny (Wiig) who is hired to care for a wild teenage girl (Steinfeld). The girl then proceeds to set up a romance between her new nanny and her own troubled father (Pearce) who is a recovering addict living in a different town. Nolte is to play the grandfather who blames Pearce’s character for the death of his daughter.
Liza Johnson, the director who brought us the 2011 indie drama RETURN, is set to direct, and producing the film will be Dylan Sellers and Cassian Elwes. Wiig who is most widely known for her comedic performance in BRIDESMAIDS, most recently wrapped THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY opposite Ben Stiller, and is set to lend her voice in the sequels HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 and DESPICABLE ME 2.
Pearce who’s had a busy year, not only starring in sci-fi success PROMETHEUS but also LAWLESS and LOCKOUT, is currently filming the highly anticipated IRON MAN 3. Nolte will next been seen in Warner Bros GANGSTER SQUAD AND PARKER with Jason Statham. Up and comer Steinfeld recently wrapped CAN A SONG SAVE YOUR LIFE? with Mark Ruffalo and Keira Knightley, as well as the sci-fi ENDER’S GAME. HATESHIP, FRIENDSHIP is set to begin shooting in New Orleans in the next few days.