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Diane Ladd Will Star in 'I Dream Too Much,' from Executive Producer Richard Linklater

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! February 26, 2014 at 3:01PM

Three-time Academy Award nominee Diane Ladd and newcomer Eden Brolin have been cast in writer/director Katie Cokinos' debut film "I Dream Too Much." An independent feature film about a imaginative recent college grad who finds herself caring for her formidable Great Aunt in snowy upstate New York, the dramedy will also star "Orange Is The New Black"'s Danielle Brooks.
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Diane Ladd
Diane Ladd

Three-time Academy Award nominee Diane Ladd and newcomer Eden Brolin have been cast in writer/director Katie Cokinos' debut film "I Dream Too Much." An independent feature film about a imaginative recent college grad who finds herself caring for her formidable Great Aunt in snowy upstate New York, the dramedy will also star "Orange Is The New Black"'s Danielle Brooks.

Two-time Academy Award nominee Richard Linklater ("Before Midnight") will executive produce the film alongside James Thames for 77 Films and Ed McWilliams for Attic Lights Films in association with Pantheon of Women. Principal photography kicks off in New York in February.

It'll be great to see Diane Ladd back on the big screen following her wonderful supporting turn as a widow and domineering mother in the HBO series "Enlightened" (RIP). But look no further than David Lynch's "Wild at Heart" for Ladd's most unhinged, indomitable work -- a role that landed her the Oscar nomination.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.