Catherine Keener is set to star in The Greens Are Gone as the matriarch of a dysfunctional family who’s pushed to her tipping point by the disappearance of her son, to be played by Anton Yelchin. Mad Men‘s Kiernan Shipka will play Keener’s bipolar daughter, and Riley Keough and newcomer Annie Starke will play Keener’s troubled grown daughters. Peer Pedersen makes his directorial debut with the pic, which films in June in Massachusetts. Lois Smith and Ryan Eggold also have been cast. Adam Gibbs, Annelise Dekker, Michael Kristoff and Roger Pugliese are producers, with Patricia Quick, Megan Griffiths and Lacey Leavitt exec producing. Pedersen was an exec producer on Griffiths’ Lucky Them and indie Live At The Foxes Den and is co-producing upcoming docu Finders Keepers.
Linzie Gray entered last year’s CBS diversity showcase, landed representation, and has now snagged her first feature. She’s been cast in the Blumhouse Productions, IM Global, and Dimension Films horror pic Viral as Gracie, the best friend of Emma (Sofia Black-D’Elia) who starts exhibiting symptoms when a deadly virus starts making its way around town. Analeigh Tipton also stars in the pic directed by Catfish and Paranormal Activity 3 and 4 helmers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost from the Black List script by Barbara Marshall and rewrite by Disturbia‘s Christopher Landon. Gray is repped by Evolution and Debbie Beal and Associates.