When we think of Zach Braff as an actor-turned-filmmaker, our thoughts likely turn to his 2004 debut, Garden State, a film that really captured the heart of the indie audience for its style and music. I would say that move influenced the indie art scene for years, and still does today. However, Braff hasn’t done much to follow up that success. Wish I Was Here was seen as a poor facsimile, while 2017’s remake Going in Style a forgettable, if financially successful, attempt at mainstream crossover. Now Braff is back and has lined up two huge stars for his next directorial effort, A Good Person.
Deadline reports Braff will write and direct A Good Person, which will star Florence Pugh and Morgan Freeman. Freeman worked with Braff on Going in Style, and he remains one of the most beloved actors around, so nabbing him and the red-hot Pugh is quite a coup. The story follows a woman struggling to bounce back from the trauma of a fatal accident, only to forge an unlikely relationship with her would-be father-in-law who helps her find renewed purpose in life.
It’s early in the development of A Good Person, as it’ll be put up for market while in Berlin. But with Braff, Freeman, and Pugh on board finding backers should be a breeze.