OCTAVIA SPENCER, PRIYANKA CHOPRA, ANN DOWD and AMY LANDECKER JOIN JIM PARSONS and CLAIRE DANES IN A KID LIKE JAKE
currently in post production
New York, NY – May 10, 2017 – That’s Wonderful Productions announced today that Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer, Priyanka Chopra, Michaela Watkins and Ann Dowd have joined Jim Parsons and Claire Danes in the drama A Kid Like Jake. 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.”