The Florida Project Movie

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Who's Involved:

Willem Dafoe, Caleb Landry Jones, Bria Vinaite, Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch, Brooklynn Prince

Release Date:

Friday, October 6, 2017 (Limited)

Rating: R

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

Set on a stretch of highway just outside the imagined utopia of Disney World, The Florida Project follows six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince) and her rebellious mother Halley (Bria Vinaite,) over the course of a single summer. The two live week to week at “The Magic Castle,” a budget motel managed by Bobby (Willem Dafoe), whose stern exterior hides a deep reservoir of kindness and compassion.

Despite her harsh surroundings, the precocious and ebullient Moonee has no trouble making each day a celebration of life, her endless afternoons overflowing with mischief and grand adventure as she and her ragtag playmates—including Jancey, a new arrival to the area who quickly becomes Moonee’s best friend—fearlessly explore the utterly unique world into which they’ve been thrown. Unbeknownst to Moonee, however, her delicate fantasy is supported by the toil and sacrifice of Halley, who is forced to explore increasingly dangerous possibilities in order to provide for her daughter.

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A look at the The Florida Project behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Sean Baker last directed Tangerine and Starlet. The film's writer Sean Baker last wrote Tangerine and Starlet.




Production Company

June Pictures

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Production: What we know about The Florida Project

Key Facts

  1. Follows a homeless family in the Sunshine State.

Filming Timeline

On or about May 26, 2017, the film was in Completed status.

On or about April 19, 2016, the film was in Pre-Production status.

Cast will be announced soon ahead of a summer production start on location in Florida.

The Florida Project Release Date: When was it released?

The Florida Project was released in 2017 on Friday, October 6, 2017 (Limited release). There were 19 other movies released on the same date, including My Little Pony: The Movie, Blade Runner 2049 and The Mountain Between Us.

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