Pic was produced by Wayne/Lauren Film Co. in association with PatchMo Entertainment. Hannover House noted in the announcement that “Girlfriend” stars Evan Sneider, the first actor with Down syndrome to be cast as a leading man in an American film.
Amanda Plummer and Jackson Rathbone also with Shannon Woodward in the title role of a small town single mom who’s pursued romantically by a young man with Down’s Syndrome.
Lerner wrote and directed “Girlfriend,” his debut feature. He also wrote and directed the “The Replacement Child.”