Executive producer Jim Casey of J&J Productions and producing partner Kim Waltrip of Wonderstar Productions have inked a deal with Echo Bridge Entertainment as worldwide distributors for Expecting Mary.
Written and directed by Dan Gordon, Expecting Mary stars Elliott Gould, Linda Gray, Lainie Kazan, Cloris Leachman, Della Reese, Olesya Rulin, Cybill Shepherd, Gene Simmons and Fred Willard. Scheduled for a fall 2010 release, the film is the story of a runaway pregnant teenager, with all the trappings of an upscale life, who finds herself in a downtrodden trailer park in New Mexico, and learns the real meaning of love, sacrifice and family.
Executive producer Jim Casey said, "We are proud to have a movie the entire family can see and enjoy together". Bobby Rock and Lenny Shapiro, Echo Bridge's heads of acquisitions and marketing respectively added, "We are very excited about launching this wonderfully sweet film this fall".
Casey and Waltrip are in pre-production on a PBS TV special starring Diahann Carroll in her acclaimed one woman show, The Lady, The Music, The Legend, which will be filmed at The Annenberg Theater in Palm Springs on April 21st and will air in August 2010.