Waltrip, Casey plan trip to ‘Dream Country’ ‘

Luanne Rice adapting own novel with Jayce Bartok

Kim Waltrip and Jim Casey, who have producing credits on “Hit and Run,” are developing Luanne Rice’s family drama “Dream Country” through their Kim and Jim Prods. banner with plans to start shooting in February.

Rice is co-writing the adaptation for “Dream Country” with Jayce Bartok.The original novel, published in 2002, centers on a couple’s blissful marriage that’s cut short when their 3-year old son disappears while accompanying his father on a roundup in Wyoming. Thirteen years later, the son’s twin sister travels to Wyoming to discover her family’s past.

Kim and Jim Prods. is in post-production on high-school reunion comedy “Old Days,” Michael Rosenbaum’s feature directing rebut. Rosenbaum, Morena Baccarin, Harland Williams, Nick Swardson and Isaiah Mustafa star.

“Hit and Run,” which opened Wednesday via Open Road, is produced in conjunction with Panay Films and Primate Pictures.

Kim and Jim Prods. is exec producing the two films “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: His” and “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Hers,” starring James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain. The company also has a pair of pics opening later this year: “I Didn’t Come Here to Die,” to be released by Level 33 Entertainment on Oct. 11 at Rave theaters, and horror film “A Thousand Cuts,” starring Michael O’Keefe and set for distribution by Kino Lorber in New York.

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