Catherine Hardwicke to helm "Miss You Already"

April 23rd, 2014

Catherine Hardwicke will direct 'Miss You Already'.

The 58-year-old filmmaker will helm the picture which has Rachel Weisz and Toni Collette attached to star while Morwenna Banks penned the script based on personal experience.

It follows the story of two friends whose relationship goes through a tough time when one falls pregnant and the other falls sick.

Hardwicke said: ''When I met Morwenna Banks and read her script, I really felt her passion for this story -- this is something she lived through. She managed to take real life and turn it into a powerful, laugh-and-cry-out-loud screenplay.''

When the project was originally announced in 2012 it was based in London however this has since changed.

Samantha Horley, Managing Director of The Salt Company - who are co-producing - told ''We have a fresh new draft of the script for Cannes which has been worked on by Catherine and Morwenna. It's no longer just London set, for example, but London, Yorkshire Moors and beautiful Britain. What we feel Catherine has brought to it is a sweeping international appeal.''

Meanwhile, Christopher Simon and Felix Vossen are producing the film which begins shooting in September.

Hardwicke previously directed and co-wrote the 2003's drama award-winning 'Thirteen' which starred Holly Hunter and Evan Rachel Wood and earned Hunter an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

More recently, she directed 2008's 'Twilight' which featured Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson in lead roles before working on 2011's 'Red Riding Hood' and last year's 'Reckless' and 'Plush'.