“Shameless” star Emma Greenwell and British actor Tom Hughes are set to star in indie dramedy “Wild”, according to The Wrap. Vivienne DeCourcy wrote and will make her feature directorial debut on the project, which is described as being in the vein of underdog tales like “Billy Elliot.”
Greenwell plays a young visionary garden designer whose dream it is to compete in and win the Chelsea Flower show, considered to be “the Olympics of gardening.” Hughes will play a young environmentalist who is enlisted to help her. Filming on location in Ireland and Ethiopia will take place over the next few months.
Greenwell plays the slightly unhinged Mandy on Showtime family drama “Shameless”, the young cast of which has been landing roles left and right in recent days. Her onscreen love interest Jeremy Allen White landed the lead in found footage thriller “Glimmer” while Cameron Monaghan, who plays younger Gallagher brother Ian, is enrolling at “Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters.” Hughes starred in British comedy “Cemetary Junction” opposite Ricky Gervais and was part of BAFTA’s inaugaral class of Brits to Watch in 2011. He most recently wrapped “I Am Soldier” with Noel Clarke.