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Bill Pohlad to Write and Direct Dreamin’ Wild

Now in development at Focus Features

Focus Features 04.24.2019

Dreamin’ Wild writer/director Bill Pohlad

Focus Features is set to develop and produce alongside Academy Award® winner Jim Burke of Innisfree Pictures (Green Book) a new film Dreamin’ Wild written and directed by Bill Pohlad.

Based upon an article by Steven Kurutz published in “True Story”, Dreamin’ Wild follows the real-life story of musical duo Donnie and Joe Emerson, whose family leveraged their farm in the 1970s in order to produce the brothers’ record, Dreamin’ Wild. The album went on to be wildly unknown until it was rediscovered nearly thirty years after the release, igniting an unexpected music career for the Emerson brothers.

Pohlad, an Academy Award-nominated producer, most recently directed the highly-acclaimed 2014 feature Love & Mercy, an intimate and unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys. Past producing credits include 12 Years a SlaveThe Tree of Life, and Into the Wild. Pohlad executive produced Brokeback Mountain and the documentary Food, Inc.

A cast has yet to be announced.

Steven Snyder will oversee production for Innisfree Pictures and Josh McLaughlin will oversee for Focus Features.