True to her previous pair of films and casting process, Eliza Hittman has once again unearthed first time acting talents for her third feature, Never Rarely Sometimes Always. In today’s surprise announcement (Deadline) we learn that newbies Sidney Flanigan and Talia Ryder (who play the young leads) will be surrounded be a supporting cast comprised of Théodore Pellerin (Philippe Lesage’s Genèse), Ryan Eggold, and Sharon Van Etten while Focus Features is onboard as a backer landing world rights to the drama. Producers Adele Romanski and Sara Murphy joined forces with Executive producers Rose Garnett for BBC Films, Tim Headington and Lia Buman for Tango Entertainment, Elika Portnoy and Alex Orlovsky for Mutressa Movies. With filming recently wrapped, this could fall somewhere between Venice Film Festival and next year’s Sundance.
Gist: Faced with a crisis pregnancy, Autumn (Sidney Flanigan), a teenage girl in rural Pennsylvania, realizes she has no options. Risking everything, Autumn and her cousin (Talia Ryder) embark on a fraught journey across state lines to New York City.