Matt Dillon and Naomi Watts have been cast in the indie feature “Sunlight Jr.” for Original Media and Freight Yard Films.
The story follows two have-nots who have fallen through the cracks of society. Hard-working convenience store clerk Melissa (Naomi Watts) and her paraplegic boyfriend, Richie (Matt Dillon), are trapped in a generational cycle of poverty and ignorance.
They are genuinely excited when they learn that Melissa is pregnant. But when she loses her job and they are evicted from the motel where they live, things go from bad to worse.
Laurie Collyer (“Sherrybaby”) has penned and is directing the project which Charlie Corwin, Ariel Elia and Andrea Roa are producing. Shooting has just kicked off in southern Florida.