Oscar winners Ellen Burstyn and Emma Thompson have joined the ensemble cast of the coming-of-age fantasy-drama feature “The Lost Girls” – a female-fronted take on J.M. Barrie’s classic “Peter Pan” story and based on Laurie Fox’s novel.
The story will chronicle four generations of Darling women as they struggle in the aftermath of their adventures with Peter in Neverland. The film will follow how Wendy (De Paolis) struggles to retain her creative spirit after her fantastical journeys with Pan.
Like her grandmother (Burstyn) and her mother Jane (Thompson in a cameo), Wendy must escape Pan’s hold on her and the promises he desperately wants her to keep. As her daughter Berry (Wise) comes into Peter’s orbit, Wendy must fight to save her relationship with her daughter while reconciling her legacy.
Livia De Paolis is adapting, directing and starring in the film, which also will feature Thompson’s daughter Gaia Wise. Chris Curling and Meta Valentic produce.