Principal photography has wrapped on Kristin Scott Thomas’s directorial debut, MY MOTHER’S WEDDING, which focuses on three romantically dysfunctional sisters trying to navigate their mother’s third wedding.
Three sisters return to their childhood home for a momentous weekend; the third wedding of their twice widowed mother, Diana (Kirstin Scott Thomas). The three daughters are from very different walks of life: Georgina (Emily Beecham), a palliative nurse; Victoria (Sienna Miller), a Hollywood star; and Katherine (Scarlett 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 colourful group of unexpected wedding guests...
The cast includes double Academy award nominee, Scarlett Johansson ( Marriage Story, Under The Skin), BAFTA award nominee, Sienna Miller (Anatomy of a Scandal, American Woman), and Cannes Best Actress winner, Emily Beecham (Little Joe, Cruella), who play the sisters. Academy award nominee and BAFTA award-winner Scott Thomas, plays Diana Frost, their mother. This marks the third time Scott Thomas and Johansson have played mother and daughter since The Horse Whisperer (1998).
Joining the cast are BAFTA award nominee, Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire, Knight of Cups), Sindhu Vee (Sex Education, Matilda), Joshua McGuire (Cheaters, Anatomy of a Scandal), Mark Stanley (Game Of Thrones, Trigger Point), Thibault de Montalembert (Call My Agent, The King) and Samson Kayo (Bloods, The Bubble). Scott Thomas is also reunited with her Four Weddings and a Funeral co-star, James Fleet.
“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. Directing and acting with such talented actresses and reuniting with Scarlett Johansson has been exhilarating.” - Kristin Scott ThomasCo-written by Scott Thomas and John Micklethwait, the film is produced by Finola Dwyer and Steven Rales and is a Finola Dwyer Productions / Ridlington Road Production presented by Indian Paintbrush.
Scott Thomas’s creative team includes Director of Photography Yves Belanger (Brooklyn, Dallas Buyers Club), BAFTA award-winning Production Designer Andrew McAlpine (The Piano, An Education), Casting Director Lucy Bevan (The Batman, Belfast), Editor Gary Dollner (Fleabag, Killing Eve), Costume Designer Sinead Kidao ( Small Axe, The Pursuit of Love), and Academy award nominated Hair and Make-Up Designer Daniel Phillips ( The Queen, Florence Foster Jenkins).