A couple deals with the accidental death of their child in writer-director Leland Orser’s Morning, based on his short film. Orser and Jeanne Tripplehorn as the grief-stricken mother lead an ensemble cast that includes Laura Linney, Elliott Gould, Kyle Chandler, Jason Ritter, Charlie McDermott and Julie White. It’s produced by Charles M. Fries and Jon Fries and exec produced by Todd Traina and Minor Childers. Anchor Bay Films picked up the pic at Sundance, though it didn’t play there; the Morning short bowed at SXSW in 2012. Orser’s feature helming debut opens September 27 after playing Toronto. Here’s the trailer:
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EXCLUSIVE: Jeanne Tripplehorn and Patricia Clarkson are set to star in the Lifetime original movie Project Five, an anthology of five short films exploring the impact of breast cancer on people’s lives, four of which are being directed by Jennifer Aniston, Alicia Keys, Demi Moore and Patty Jenkins. Tripplehorn plays Pearl, the only character, an oncologist, who appears in all five segments. Her main film is directed by Jenkins. Clarkson will star in the segment directed by Aniston. Project Five, from Sony TV and exec producers Aniston, Marta Kauffman, Paula Wagner, Kristin Hahn, Kevin Chinoy and Francesca Silvestri, is slated to air in October, which is breast cancer awareness month.