Filmmaker Bill Pohlad is putting together a pretty great cast for his upcoming music drama, Dreamin’ Wild, about musicians Donnie and Joe Emerson.
Pohlad wrote the script for this film and will direct it as well. According to a new report from Variety, Zooey Deschanel, Casey Affleck and Walton Goggins will all have leading roles. They’ll be joined by Noah Jupe, Jack Dylan Grazer, Beau Bridges and Chris Messina.
Dreamin’ Wild tells the true story of the Emerson family and the tumult that followed the success of their self-recorded album, which went largely unnoticed until critics rediscovered it and fell in love decades later. Now, as an adult, Donnie is forced to confront the ghosts from the past and grapple with the emotional toll his dreams have taken on the family who supported him.
Affleck plays present day Donnie in the flick while Noah Jupe will portray him in his teenage years. Zooey will be playing Donnie’s wife, Nancy, and Goggins will play Joe Emmerson.
Filming has started in Washington. No word on when production is expected to end, but we’re assuming they’ll be going for another couple weeks.
Expect to see this released late 2022. We’ll keep you posted.