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New Movie: “Welcome to Pine Grove!”

We were checking IMDB for info about The Buried Girl and we noticed that the year has been removed (hopefully it’s just a mistake or something), but we also noticed a great news: Elizabeth will play Laura in the romantic comedy Welcome to Pine Grove!  directed by Michael Lembeck (Santa Clause movies’ director). They’re going to film it later this summer.

This is the plot:

http://elizabeth-mitchell.org/skin2017/WelcomeToPineGrove.jpgThe newest resident at the Pine Grove Senior Community quickly discovers it’s just like high school – full of cliques and flirts – but also chances to find friendship and love again.

“Welcome to Pine Grove!” follows Helen Wilson (Burstyn), an independent widow who moves into the Pine Grove Senior Community and discovers it’s just like high school, full of cliques and flirtatious suitors. Caan will play Dan Simpson, the hot new guy at Pine Grove and Burstyn’s love interest.

We are really dying to know what her role is about. The movie is about a senior community. So Laura could be a daughter of someone, or a doctor, or a nurse… what do you think?

And the movie has a great cast!

Elizabeth Mitchell … Laura
Christopher Lloyd … Arthur
Ann-Margret … Margot
James Caan  … Dan
Ellen Burstyn … Helen 

This is an article we found on Variety.

Ellen Burstyn and James Caan are starring in the romantic comedy “Welcome to Pine Grove!” with shooting expected to begin later this summer.

Astute Films is the production company. Producers are Harrison Powell, Dominique Telson, and Fred Bernstein. Executive producers are Rick Jackson and Claudine Marrotte.

Burstyn will play a widow who moves into the Pine Grove Senior Community and discovers it’s just like high school, full of cliques and flirtatious suitors. Caan plays the hot new guy at Pine Grove and Burstyn’s love interest.

Donald Martin wrote the screenplay based on a story by Powell, which was inspired by his grandmother’s own experience of moving into a retirement community.

“’Welcome to Pine Grove!’ is ‘Mean Girls’ meets ‘Golden Girls’ in a senior community,” said Powell. “We wanted to make a film that inspires others because it is never too late to make friends, to laugh, to dance, and to love.”

Michael Lembeck’s directing credits include Disney’s second and third “Santa Clause” movies and Fox’s “Tooth Fairy,” starring Dwayne Johnson. Lembeck has also directed episodes of “Friends,” “Mad About You,” “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “NewsRadio,” and “Major Dad” and will be directing several episodes of the “Murphy Brown”reboot for CBS Television later this fall.

This is from deadline

Ellen Burstyn and James Caan have been set to star in Welcome to Pine Grove!, a romantic comedy set at a senior-living center. Michael Lembeck (Tooth Fairy) is directing a script by Donald Martin. Astute Films, which is co-producing STX’s upcoming Taraji P Henson-Sam Rockwell pic The Best of Enemies, is producing and financing. Shooting is set to begin later this summer.

The story, from Harrison Powell and inspired by his grandmother’s experiences moving into a retirement community, centers on Helen (Burstyn), an independent widow who moves into the Pine Grove Senior Community and discovers it’s just like high school — full of cliques and flirtatious suitors. What she initially avoids leads her to exactly what she has been missing: new friendships and a chance at love again with newcomer Dan (Caan).

Powell is producing with Dominique Telson and Fred Bernstein, with Rick Jackson and Claudine Marrotte executive producing.

Lembeck, whose film credits include two The Santa Clause sequels, is also a veteran TV helmer who is directing several episodes of CBS’ Murphy Brown reboot later this fall.


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