And our wish comes true. We wanted Elizabeth to play Ellen Burstyn’s daughter and that’s what she plays! YEEEEEEEEES! We wanted that for so many reasons.
We like Ellen a lot, plus she also plays the main character in the movie, so Laura will be an important (and super interesting) role. 😀 YAY!
What is even more amazing is that we actually have never seen the development of a mother-daughter relationship (where Liz is the daugher) in one of our Queen’s projects. So this role will be so totally new and we are so excited about that!
They removed Elizabeth from the cast of the movie on imdb, but probably it’s because there was some exclusive for a news outlet, so don’t panic, it’s normal. [UPDATE: her name is back there]
We found two articles (Deadline & Variety) with a description of Laura. 😀
Elizabeth Mitchell Joins ‘Welcome to Pine Grove!’
Lost alum Elizabeth Mitchell has joined Ellen Burstyn and James Caan in the romantic comedy Welcome to Pine Grove!, from director Michael Lembeck.
Based on a story by Harrison Powell, one of the film’s producers, the film centers on Helen Wilson (Burstyn), an independent widow who reluctantly moves into the Pine Grove Senior Community after accidentally setting her home on fire.
At Pine Grove, Wilson realizes that it is like being in high school all over again.
Mitchell will play Helen’s daughter Laura, a successful real estate agent with a complicated relationship with her mother. Her controlling nature hides her heartfelt worry for Helen’s well-being.
Donald Martin scripted the film, which is being produced by Astute Films’ Powell, Dominique Telson, and Fred Bernstein Rick Jackson is the executive producer. Mitchell, who recently recurred on the Syfy (now Amazon) series The Expanse, is repped by Paradigm and LINK Entertainment.
Film News Roundup: Elizabeth Mitchell Joins Ellen Burstyn’s ‘Welcome to Pine Grove!’
In today’s film news roundup, Elizabeth Mitchell boards “Welcome to Pine Grove!,”
Elizabeth Mitchell has joined the cast of romantic comedy “Welcome to Pine Grove!” and will play the daughter of Ellen Burstyn’s character.
Michael Lembeck is directing from a screenplay by Donald Martin based on a story by Harrison Powell, inspired by his grandmother’s own experience of moving into a retirement community. The Astute Films production is currently filming in Atlanta.
Burstyn plays an independent widow who reluctantly moves into the Pine Grove Senior Community after accidentally setting her home on fire and realizes that it is like being in high school all over again. Mitchell plays a successful real estate agent with a complicated relationship with her mother. The cast includes James Caan as the love interest of Burstyn’s character and Ann-Margret, Loretta Devine, Jane Curtin, and Christopher Lloyd as Pine Grove residents.
Mitchell played Reverend Dr. Anna Volovodov in the SyFy series “The Expanse” and starred in “The Purge: Election Year.” Her credits include the television series “Lost” as Dr. Juliet Burke, “V,” “Revolution,” and “Dead of Summer.”
Astute Films’ Powell, Dominique Telson, and Fred Bernstein will produce. Claudine Marrotte is line producer and is also an executive producer along with Rick Jackson.
Mitchell is represented by Paradigm Talent Agency and Link Entertainment.