Well-known actor Frank Whaley has taken another step behind the camera: “Like Sunday, Like Rain” stars Leighton Meester as a young, seemingly lost woman who is hired by a busy, rich mother (Debra Messing) to care for her son. The son is played by newcomer Julian Shatkin, who is earning accolades for his breakout performance. Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong also co-stars as a troubled boyfriend.
The film’s synopsis, courtesy of Monterey Media, reads: “Surrounded by wealth and living with abundant resources in Manhattan, 12-year-old cello prodigy and all around genius Reggie, lives a solitary, bookish life lacking only frequently absent parents and friends. Estranged from family, having slacker boyfriend troubles, and fired from her waitressing job, sometimes musician 23-year-old Eleanor needs a new place to live and a new job. Fate winds her lovely fingers around these two lives to unexpectedly place the inexperienced Eleanor as the new au pair for a skeptical Reggie and the music in their hearts and souls intertwines to create this beautiful story about discovery and acceptance.”
“Like Sunday, Like Rain” played at the Raindance Film Festival, The Hamptons International Film Festival and the Williamstown Film Festival, among others. Newcomers Julian Shatkin took home the award for Best Breakout Performances at the Williamsburg Independent Film Festival, with Whaley taking Best Director and Debra Messing awarded the Best Featured Actress Award.
“Like Sunday, Like Rain” hits theaters on March 13 and VOD Digital HD on April 21. Check out the trailer below: