Golda Rosheuvel (Bridgerton, Dune)and Priya-Rose Brookwell (The Lazarus Project) are set to take up the lead roles of ‘Dinah’ and ‘Charlie’ in ‘Grow,’ produced by Double Nickel Entertainment (The Burial, Gran Torino) in association with Sky and Orogen Entertainment.

The story of Dinah Little, a no nonsense, curmudgeonly farmer with a heart of gold, and Charlie, the unknown and unloved niece Dinah begrudgingly takes in after discovering Charlie in an orphanage.  Dinah’s farm is in the self-proclaimed “Pumpkin Capital of the World” where the biggest event of the year is a high-stakes cutthroat giant-pumpkin-growing contest where the entire town gets their pumpkin patches ready to compete for a cash prize and pumpkin glory.

Charlie has a special bond with plants and, combined with her feisty personality and determination, decides to grow a gigantic pumpkin for the competition, to attempt to win the coveted prize. Charlie and other pumpkin growers face sabotage and advanced pumpkin technology in the battle of the pumpkin bulge.  As she nurtures ‘Peter’, her pumpkin, and sees him grow, so does a bond between Dinah and Charlie.

The family feature will also star Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz, How To Train Your Dragon) as the eco-loving pumpkin pundit ‘Arlo’ and Jeremy Swift (Ted Lasso, Downton Abbey) as ‘Mr Gregory’, a pumpkin-obsessed mad scientist. Tim McInnerny (Notting Hill, One Day) and Jane Horrocks (Absolutely Fabulous, Bloods) will appear as ‘Lord & Lady Smythe-Gherkin’, the town’s reigning pumpkin-growers. Also, with comedian and presenter Alan Carr (Interior Design Masters, Picture Slam & Changing Ends) as ‘the MC’. Award-winning John McPhail (Anna and the Apocalypse) directs.

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Supporting cast includes Joe Wilkinson (Afterlife) as the hapless ‘Boris Mudd’; Kathryn Drysdale (Bridgerton) as Charlie’s mum ‘Polly Little’; Fisayo Akinade (Heartstopper) as lab assistant Kevin; and Sharon Rooney (Barbie) as ‘Sharon’, who runs the orphanage.

Principal photography has commenced in Scotland.

Produced by Double Nickel Entertainment in association with Sky, Grow was commissioned by Andrew Orr, Head of Original Film, Sky UK. Alongside producers Richman, Kahn and Capotorto for Double Nickel, Naysun Alae-Carew for Blazing Griffin and Wendy Griffin also produce. The film is written by Nick Guthe; Christos N. Gage and Ruth Fletcher Gage, and Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler.

Co-Producers are Barry Hutchison and Fiona Hutchison for Zertex Media, and Isabelle Georgeaux for Pont Neuf Productions.

The feature will be released in cinemas globally and on Sky Cinema in the UK and Ireland in 2025.