Production has wrapped in Oklahoma for TO THE STARS, the latest feature film from director Martha Stephens (LAND HO!, PILGRIM SONG). Written by Shannon Bradley-Colleary, the 1960s coming-of-age story centers on the powerful friendship forged between a shy farmer’s daughter (Kara Hayward, MOONRISE KINGDOM) and a reckless new girl in town (Liana Liberato, IF I STAY).
Shea Whigham (TAKE SHELTER), Malin Akerman (“Billions”), Tony Hale (“Veep”), Lucas Zumann (20TH CENTURY WOMEN), Jordana Spiro (“Ozark”), and Adelaide Clemens (“Rectify”) round out the cast.
Stephens’ last film LAND HO!, which she co-wrote and co-directed, premiered at Sundance, was distributed by Sony Pictures Classics, and won the John Cassavetes Award at the Film Independent Spirit Awards.
The film is produced by Kristin Mann (MIDNIGHT SPECIAL) and Laura D. Smith (IT FOLLOWS) in partnership with Erik Rommesmo of Northern Lights Films (THE HERO), Carlos Cuscó and Emerson Machtus of Foton Pictures (THE LITTLE HOURS) and Kerri Elder and Blake Elder of Rockhill Media (ALL THE BIRDS HAVE FLOWN SOUTH).
Image: Left to Right: Kara Hayward, Liana Liberato, Tony Hale, Malin Akerman, Shea Whigham, Jordana Spiro, Lucas Zumann, Adelaide Clemens