Charles Melton and Elizabeth Olsen Teaming Up for Todd Solondz’s ‘Love Child’

“May December” breakout Charles Melton has lined up another major feature and is set to star alongside Elizabeth Olsen in Todd Solondz’s next film, the darkly comic “Love Child.”

Killer Films (“Past Lives,” “May December”), 2AM (“Past Lives”) Volition Media (“Sam and Kate,” “Land of Bad”) and Gramercy Park Media (“The Fabulous Four,” “Blood for Dust”) are teaming with Rocket Science to bring the project to this week’s European Film Market.

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“Love Child” follows Misty, who is stuck in a loveless marriage to a brutish husband. Junior, her precocious 11-year-old is her only consolation. When Easy, a handsome vagabond stranger, appears, Junior hatches a plan to get rid of his father so that his mother can marry him instead. But things end up backfiring, so Junior comes up with yet another plan, this one even more devious, and with more disastrous—and unexpected—consequences.

Cindy Bru of Volition Media, Christine Vachon of Killer Films, David Hinojosa of 2AM and Ford Corbett of Gramercy Park Media will produce. Michael Jefferson, Adam Beasley, Atilla Yucer, Joshua Harris and Steven Farneth will executive produce.

The film is fully financed by Volition Media and Gramercy Park Media. Rocket Science is handling international sales at EFM; Cinetic Media and WME co-represent U.S rights.

“I am beyond excited to work with Elizabeth Olsen and Charles Melton on what will be a super fun and playful celebration of Hollywood movies,” said Solondz.

Added Olsen, “I am a long-time fan of Todd’s work and to collaborate with him on this film is a true dream.”

Vachon commented, “I’m thrilled to re-team with Todd Solondz on ‘Love Child.’ We’ve worked together for many years now, starting with ‘Happiness’ in the late 90s, and more recently with ‘Wiener Dog.’ ‘Love Child’ is yet another example of his singularity as a filmmaker – this dark, hilarious movie could only come from him.”

Olsen is represented by The Gersh Agency and Brillstein Entertainment Partners; Melton by CAA and 111 Media; Solondz by WME and Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz.

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