Maya Hawke (Stranger Things, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood), Charlie Plummer (Lean on Pete, Looking for Alaska) and Andrea Riseborough (Nancy, Battle of the Sexes) will star in Amanda Kramer’s Please Baby Please. The author and theater veteran will direct the romantic odyssey, which Rob Paris is producing under his Paris Film Inc. banner alongside Gül Karakiz Bildik. Kramer co-wrote with Noel David Taylor.
In Please Baby Please, after witnessing a murder in the gritty streets of a surreal 1950’s Manhattan, newlyweds Suse and Arthur become the dangerous obsession of a greaser gang that awakens a sleeping quandary into the couple’s own sexual identity.
Hawke currently stars in Netflix’s Golden Globe-nominated series Stranger Things and previously starred as Jo March on the BBC and PBS’ TV mini-series Little Women. Her film credits include Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood for Columbia Pictures. She recently wrapped production on Gia Coppola’s Mainstream opposite Andrew Garfield.
Plummer starred in Lean on Pete, for which he won the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor at the Venice Film Festival, and in Ridley Scott’s Academy Award-nominated All the Money in the World. He currently stars in Hulu’s Looking for Alaska, based on the book by John Green alongside Kristine Froseth. He has also completed production on Thor Freudenthal’s Words on Bathroom Walls alongside Taylor Russell and AnnaSophia Robb and in Brian Duffield’s Spontaneous with Katherine Langford.
Riseborough has appeared in Academy Award winner Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) from Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Golden Globe Award-nominated Battle of the Sexes and Academy Award-nominated Nocturnal Animals from Tom Ford. Upcoming, she will star in Nicolas Pesce’s reboot of The Grudge, and Amazon’s true-crime drug series ZeroZeroZero alongside Dane DeHaan and Gabriel Byrne. She has also completed production on Brandon Cronenberg’s thriller Possessor, Zeina Durra’s drama Luxor, and Louis Wain opposite Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy.
Kramer previously wrote and directed her debut film Ladyworld, also starring Hawke alongside Ariela Barer, Annalise Basso and Ryan Simpkins, which screened at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival and Fantastic Fest.