Helen Hunt will direct and star in the film 'Ride'(Read article summary)
Helen Hunt is set to direct and star in the movie which she wrote and will also produce, a film titled 'Ride.' Helen Hunt will star as a magazine editor and mother who sets out to find her son when he drops out of college.
Hunt will play a magazine editor and mother who finds out her son (Brenton Thwaites of â€śThe Giverâ€ť) has left college to pursue surfing and follows him to California, where she meets a surf instructor (Luke Wilson).
Actors Mike White (â€śEnlightenedâ€ť) and David Zayas (â€śDexterâ€ť) will also reportedly star in the film.
â€śRide,â€ť which Hunt will also produce and for which she wrote the script, is set to begin production early next week in Los Angeles.
The actress previously directed the 2007 movie â€śThen She Found Me,â€ť which starred Hunt, Colin Firth, Bette Midler, and Matthew Broderick, as well as episodes of the TV shows â€śCalifornicationâ€ť and â€śRevenge.â€ť Hunt was also recently nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in the 2012 movie â€śThe Sessions.â€ť
Hunt appeared in the 1986 film â€śPeggy Sue Got Marriedâ€ť and in the 1996 movie â€śTwisterâ€ť with Bill Paxton as well as the 1997 film â€śAs Good As It Getsâ€ť with Jack Nicholson. Her NBC show â€śMad About You,â€ť for which she directed several episodes as well as starring in the program, ran from 1992 to 1999.