Emily Blunt continues to add to her upcoming filmography as she has just found herself a role in playwright David Auburn’s The Girl in the Park opposite Susan Sarandon as Auburn makes his directorial debut.
The film centers on Julia Sandburg (Sarandon) a woman traumatized by the disappearance of her 3 year old daughter 15 years ago who has cut herself off from anyone once near and dear to her, including her ex husband Doug and her son Chris, who tried for years to penetrate her wall of isolation and despair, without success. But when Julia meets Louise (Blunt), a troubled young woman with a checkered past, all Julia’s old psychic wounds painfully resurface, as does her illogical and increasingly irrational hope that Louise may be the daughter she lost so long ago.
The film is scheduled to begin production this fall in New York.
Auburn recently penned the script to the lackluster romance The Lake House, which starred Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock.