Comedy - Development 2014

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Comedy, Romance, Road movie
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 10 - 25 M$
    • Duration
    • 91 mn
    • Writer(s)
    • Bethany FRICKER
    • Producer(s)
    • Bethany FRICKER, Eric DILUCENTE, Jean Claude AST
    • Synopsis
    • COVER GIRL is a John Hughes style fairy tale in which a girl, STACY CZARTORYSKI, just about to graduate high school grows to love herself, understand her mother and uncovers the identity of her estranged father via a cross country road trip to LA.
      It’s 1985. “We are the World” is flooding the air waves, trickle- down economics is enriching the rich and impoverishing the middle class, while Hulk Hogan pins the Rowdy Roddy Piper in a fight to take home the first WrestleMania belt and New Coke is gagging the masses with a spoon. Meanwhile, Stacy is just struggling to make it through high school in the steel town of Pittsburgh. Like any typical American teenager, she’s obsessed with hair, clothes and most of all rock and roll. Unlike other typical American teenagers though, one of those voices floating out from the radio belongs to the father she never knew.
      Stacy’s mom, JOSEPHINE CZARTORYSKI, is a former cover girl for some of the 1960’s hottest bands. Never wanting to revisit a past that left her heartbroken and pregnant, Josephine has kept Stacy’s father’s identity a secret. Stacy, has been fantasying for years that one of the rock stars on the albums that her mother posed for was the father she had always dream of. After getting pregnant and dropping out of the rock and roll scene Josephine came home to Pittsburgh and made a life with her daughter as a steel welder. Now the mill is closing and jobs are scarce, leaving Josie unable to provide for her and her daughter. Distraught to see her otherwise strong mother in such dire straits, and longing to finally discover which rock god is the other half of her genetic makeup, Stacy set outs on a quest to find her father.
      Like any good buddy movie, Stacy does not undertake her adventure alone. MARGARET O’BRIEN, her lifelong best friend and seemingly perfect Catholic school girl, rides shot gun on this last minute road trip. Margaret is a straight A student with a bright future ahead of her, but she feels like the future her high powered parents have chosen for her is just another notch in their belts and not what she wants to do. Margaret’s tightly wound personality starts to unravel from Pittsburgh to LA letting her discover who she really is instead of who her parents want her to be.
      The adventure of a lifetime is almost over before it begins when the girls lose their wheels at the their first stop on the list. Luckily for them, lousy bartender and aspiring rock and roller, DANNY TEDESCO, saves the day. With a stolen car, his guitar and the tips from the bar, Danny jumps at the chance to join the girls and meet his musical hero, DEREK AMOTO. While he works on a song to make him famous, Stacy works to soften his heart, hardened by a lifetime of lose and disappointment.
      Stacy is willing to follow in any one of her fantasy father’s footsteps; for years she has been taking turns as playing the roles of a punk, a hippie, a disco diva, an easy listening muse and a rock and roll goddess, but as she meets her possible fathers, her fantasies quickly become a reality and she discovers that the best version of herself is just being herself.
      Stacy’s journey is more than just a cross country adventure, the people she meets, the experiences she has and the places she sees all lend a hand in helping her to uncover her past, enjoy her present, and discover her future.
    • Partners & financing
    • Iron City Film Works
    • Production schedule
    • In Development
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Sep 01, 2014
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