Charles Melton, known for his role in May December, and Elizabeth Olsen, will star in the upcoming film Love Child. The darkly comic movie is directed by Todd Solondz and is being launched at this week’s European Film Market by Rocket Science.
Love Child is produced by Cindy Bru of Volition Media, Christine Vachon of Killer Films, and David Hinojosa of 2AM. The project is fully financed by Volition Media and Gramercy Park Media, with Rocket Science handling international sales at EFM. In the film, a woman trapped in a loveless marriage finds solace in her 11-year-old son. When a charming stranger appears, the son comes up with a plan to remove his father from their lives.
Elizabeth Olsen has recently appeared in the HBO Max miniseries Love And Death while Charles Melton was acclaimed for his performance in Todd Haynes’ May December. Rachel Weisz and Colin Farrell were originally attached to the project before it was presented at the Marche du Film in 2021. Solondz reunites with indie stalwart Vachon on this project after collaborating on films such as Happiness and Wiener Dog.