OCTAVIA SPENCER, PRIYANKA CHOPRA, ANN DOWD and AMY LANDECKER JOIN JIM PARSONS and CLAIRE DANES IN A KID LIKE JAKE
world premiere at sundance 2018
New York, NY – Nov 29, 2017 – A Kid Like Jake, (That’s Wonderful Productions) featuring Jim Parsons, Claire Danes, Octavia Spencer, Priyanka Chopra, Michaela Watkins and Ann Dowd will make its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2018.
Based on Daniel Pearle’s celebrated Lincoln Center play, A Kid Like Jake was adapted for the big screen by Daniel Pearle and will be directed by Silas Howard, an award-winning feature film, documentary, music video and television director.
The story centers on a Brooklyn couple, played by Parsons and Danes, trying to find the right kindergarten for their precocious 4-year-old-son who prefers to dress up as a princess instead of G.I. Joe. As they navigate their roles as parents, a rift grows between them over what’s best for their son.
Silas Howard commented,
“We live in a world that cherishes a child’s uniqueness while paradoxically punishing difference. I’m interested in the ways that, even when acting out of love, people can do harm when confronted with the fear of the uncontrollable.How does a parent balance those intense pressures? These tensions fascinate me both as a filmmaker and as someone with intimate knowledge of our culture’s fixation on policing gender.”