Gwendoline Christie (“Game Of Thrones”) and Cherry Jones (“Boy Erased”) will join Jason Segel, Dakota Johnson and Casey Affleck in “Blackfish” director Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s feature “The Friend” at Scott Free and Black Bear Pictures.
Johnson and Affleck play a couple who receive the news that she has just six months to live. They quickly get the unexpected support of their best friend (Segel) who moves into their family home and puts his own life on hold. His impact on the couple is greater and more profound than they could have imagined.
Jake Owen, Denee Benton, Marielle Scott, Ahna O’Reilly, Isabella Kai Rice and Violet McGraw also star. Brad Ingelsby adapted the script from a prize-winning Esquire Magazine article and filming is now underway in Fairhope, Alabama.