‘North Star’: New Images Released For Kristin Scott Thomas-Directed Dramedy Starring Scarlett Johansson Ahead Of TIFF Premiere

New images from Kristin Scott Thomas’ North Star (formally My Mother’s Wedding), have dropped. The film will have its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and is the directorial debut for Thomas. She also co-wrote the screenplay with John Micklethwait.

The cast includes Academy award nominee Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story, Under The Skin), BAFTA award nominee Sienna Miller (Anatomy of a Scandal, American Woman), and Cannes Best Actress winner Emily Beecham (Little Joe, Cruella), who play the sisters. Academy award nominee and BAFTA award-winner Scott Thomas plays Diana Frost, their mother.

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North Star follows three sisters from very different walks of life return to their childhood home to celebrate a momentous event: the third wedding of their twice-widowed mother, Diana (Kristin Scott Thomas). As the weekend unfolds in unexpected ways, Katherine (Scarlett Johansson), a Captain in the Royal Navy; Victoria (Sienna Miller), a Hollywood star; and Georgina (Emily Beecham), a palliative nurse, are forced to reassess their childhood – and make tough choices of their own.

“I have wanted to direct for a long time and it was thrilling to create this fictional family using my own childhood memories as a springboard,” said Kristin Scott Thomas in a pre-strike interview with Deadline last year. “Directing and acting with such talented actresses and reuniting with Scarlett Johansson has been exhilarating.

The cast is filled out by BAFTA award nominee, Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire, Knight of Cups), Sindhu Vee (Sex Education, Matilda), Joshua McGuire (Cheaters, Anatomy of a Scandal), Mark Stanley (Game Of Thrones, Trigger Point), Thibault de Montalembert (Call My Agent, The King) and Samson Kayo (Bloods, The Bubble).

Additional credits include director of photography Yves Belanger (Brooklyn, Dallas Buyers Club), BAFTA award-winning Production Designer Andrew McAlpine (The Piano, An Education), Casting Director Lucy Bevan (The Batman, Belfast), Editor Gary Dollner (Fleabag, Killing Eve), Costume Designer Sinead Kidao (Small Axe, The Pursuit of Love), and Academy award nominated Hair and Make-Up Designer Daniel Phillips (The Queen, Florence Foster Jenkins).

CAA Media Finance, which arranged financing for the film, represents domestic rights.

Photo courtesy of Kerry Brown
Photo courtesy of Kerry Brown
Photo courtesy of Kerry Brown
Photo courtesy of Kerry Brown

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