Morgan Freeman, Chinaza Uche and Celeste O’Conner are starring in A Good Person for MGM. Florence Pugh, Zoe Lister-Jones, and Molly Shannon are also cast.
A Good Person centers on Allison (Pugh), whose life falls apart following her involvement in a fatal accident. In the ensuing years, it is the unlikely relationship she forms with her would-be father-in-law (Freeman) that helps her inevitably live a life worth living.
Uche will play Nathan, who has contended with much childhood abuse in the past and faces a tragic loss in the present, trying to move on to create a new life for himself in Manhattan.
O’Connor plays Ryan, a star high-school soccer player who grapples with finding her own way back to normalcy after her world is flipped upside down by the same accident.
Lister-Jones will play Simone in the movie, a hardened veteran of AA, but an earthy, good soul. She’s seen everything and overcome addiction and depression herself. She’s a tough gal, street-smart, tattooed, loving but doesn’t take crap from anyone. She has a partner and a two-year-old baby.
Zach Braff penned the feature and is directing it, which reunites Braff with Freeman who starred in Braff’s 2017 comedy, Going in Style.
Braff and Pugh are producing the film with Killer Films and Elevation Films. MGM acquired it for distribution in North American and international markets including Latin America, Scandinavia, Russia, Eastern Europe, China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, India, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam, among other markets.
A Good Person is currently in production.