The film will be directed by Bill Pohlad and will be his upcoming indie movie about musicians Donnie and Joe Emerson. He has now enlisted a starry ensemble that consists of Zooey Deschanel, Casey Affleck, Walton Goggins, and Chris Messina. They will lead the call sheet, with Beau Bridges, Jack Dylan Grazer, Noah Jupe and Chris Messina rounding out the cast.
”Dreamin’ Wild” tells the true story of the Emerson family and the tumult that followed the success of their self-recorded pop-funk album of the same name, which went largely unnoticed until critics rediscovered and reappraised it decades later.
Pohlad is writing the screenplay in addition to directing the film, which began shooting this month in Spokane, Wash. Pohlad made his directorial debut with 2014’s ”Love & Mercy”, a biographical drama about Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson that received critical acclaim. This was after he produced winners like ”Brokeback Mountain” and ”12 Years a Slave”.