Nicole Riegel’s KiKi Layne-Starrer “Dandelion” Lands at IFC Films

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IFC Films has secured worldwide rights to Nicole Riegel’s sophomore function, “Dandelion,” a romantic drama led by “Moonlight’s” KiKi Layne. Deadine broke the information. 

Slated for theatrical launch subsequent 12 months, the movie tells the story of Dandelion (Layne), “a struggling but determined Cincinnati singer-songwriter in a downward spiral. She reluctantly takes a last-ditch-effort gig at a motorcycle rally in South Dakota where she meets Casey, a guitarist who walked away from his dream long ago. As Dandelion joins Casey’s eclectic and nomadic group of struggling musicians, the kindred spirits make music together and strike up an intoxicating whirlwind romance that moves Dandelion from an obsession with results and a narrow view of success to a deeper appreciation of her artistic journey and the discovery of a voice that is authentically her own,” the supply particulars.

“I’m very excited to bring forth a story about the resilience of the human spirit and magic of serendipity taking center stage,” stated Layne, who’s amongst “Dandelion’s” exec producers. “Music is an integral part of my life, so being able to merge the two worlds with my passion of acting is a dream come true, and I’m thrilled to be in partnership with IFC Films.”

Riegel, who can also be producing “Dandelion,” described her partnership with Layne as “rewarding” and promised that the starring position “showcases her authenticity and gorgeous music abilities.”

IFC Films launched 2020’s “Holler,” Riegel’s function debut, an Indie Spirit-nominated coming-of-age drama a few teenage woman who joins a harmful scrap steel crew within the hopes of paying for her school training. “When I was a high school senior, I had a meeting with my guidance counselor. She told me that I would probably never go to college, and it was one of the most discouraging things that I think can happen to a young person,” Riegel defined in our unique featurette of the movie. The writer-director emphasised, “I want multiple generations to see this film and leave the film wanting to encourage girls to dream and have more.”

“Don’t Worry Darling” and “The Old Guard” are amongst Layne’s newer credit.

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