Newcomers are some of our favorites. Why, you ask? Well, that would be because that means that peoples dreams are coming true and we’re all for that.
And when they are part of a good adaptation? Well at least what we hope is a good adaptation – that means we get even more excited. Maria Semples’ Where’d You Go Bernadette has finally found his Bee, the daughter to the character Bernadette, and she is a newcomer.
Several hundred kids auditioned, but little Emma Nelson was picked out of 500 to secure the lead in the adaptation.
Bee is a teenage girl determined to find her Mom who goes missing just prior to the start of their family vacation. We can’t hate on that – we can just embrace it – because we know if our parents went missing, we’d stop at nothing to make sure that they are found.
“There are so many talented actors in her age range, and we saw hundreds of them for the role of Bee, but several things ultimately swayed me toward Emma,” said Linklater. “In addition to her intelligence and utter natural quality, I was most impressed with her composure, confidence and unflappability. Even though this was her first movie role, she was unintimidated.”
Billy Crudup, Kristen Wiig, Laurence Fishburne, Judy Greer and Troian Bellisario are also part of the cast.
Annapurna Pictures plans a March 22, 2019 release.