After an almost four decade-long career as a revered actor Kristin Scott Thomas the Oscar nominated star of The English Patient Four Weddings and a Funeral Gosford Park and Darkest Hour is turning her hand to directing and her first project is decidedly buzzy.
Titled My Mothers Wedding its billed as a compelling family drama about three romantically dysfunctional sisters who are trying to navigate their mothers third wedding. At its heart is a formidable quartet of actors: Sienna Miller Scarlett Johansson Emily Beecham and Scott Thomas herself. The films log line reads Three sisters return to their childhood home for a momentous weekend; the third wedding of their twice-widowed mother Diana Scott Thomas. The three daughters are from very different walks of life Georgina Beecham a palliative nurse Victoria Miller a Hollywood star and Katherine Johansson a captain in the Royal Navy. Over the weekend the family gathers to celebrate a new marriage but mother and daughters alike are forced to revisit the past and confront the future with help from a colorful group of unexpected wedding guests.
I have wanted to direct for a long time and it was thrilling to create this fictional family using my own childhood memories as a springboard Scott Thomas who has co-written the script with John Micklethwait said in a statement. Directing and acting with such talented actresses and reuniting with Scarlett Johansson has been exhilarating. This is, of course the third time Scott Thomas has played Johanssons mother 1998s The Horse Whisperer and 2008s The Other Boleyn Girl. Meanwhile rounding out the cast is Freida Pinto Sex Educations Sindhu Vee Anatomy of a Scandals Joshua McGuire Game of Throness Mark Stanley Call My Agents Thibault de Montalembert and Scott Thomass Four Weddings and a Funeral co star James Fleet.
On July 27 Scott Thomas confirmed that principal photography had wrapped on the release and revealed an intriguing first look. The image shows the three sisters leaning over a dinner table crammed with leftovers and half empty glasses of red wine. Johanssons Katherine looks mildly amused Beechams Georgina intrigued and Millers Victoria somewhat concerned. Its still unclear if the film will lean closer to comedy or tragedy but either way with this level of star power on display we are sure to be watching.