Maddie Ziegler and Schitts Creek Star Emily Hampshire are to lead Bloody Hell a coming of age traumedy from Mary Goes Round director Molly McGlynn.Principal photography kicked off in Canada last week on the feature which follows 16 year old Lindy Ziegler who is unexpectedly diagnosed with a reproductive condition that upends her plans to have sex presumptions about womanhood and relationship with her mother Hampshire.
The film is semi-autobiographical for McGlynn who was diagnosed with MRKH Syndrome when she was 16. She was subsequently behind critically acclaimed 2017 feature Mary Goes Round and has helmed episodes of the likes of Grace and Frankie and Bless this Mess.It took me several years to scrape together the courage to write this script said McGlynn. I knew Maddie was the perfect person to capture the nuance and complexity of this confusing emotionally overwhelming and in hindsight absurd time in my adolescent life.Ziegler is a former So You Think You Can Dance judge and Dance Moms star who played Velma in Steven Spielbergs Oscar nominated West Side Story while Hampshire played Stevie Budd in global smash Schitts Creek and has also featured in Syfys 12 Monkeys and upcoming Amazon original The Rig.
Other cast members include D Pharaoh Woon A Reservation Dogs Ki Griffin Hollyoaks and Djouliet Amara Hello Goodbye and Everything in Between. Jennifer Weisss new firm Nice Picture Inc. is producing Brendan Brady is executive producer and Liane Cunje is associate producer. The film is funded by Canadian companies Telefilm NOHFC and Ontario Creates and produced in association with Crave and SUPER ÉCRAN divisions of Bell Media while Blue Fox Entertainment will handle worldwide sales excluding Canada with WME Independent co repping U.S. rights. Elevation Pictures is the Canadian distributor.Ziegler is repped by WME Rothman Andres Entertainment and MFWLLP. Hampshire is repped by Atlas Artists Paradigm Creative Drive Artists and Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson McGinnis Ryan.