Morwenna Banks scripting the dramedy…

Toni Collette and Drew Barrymore are playing the leads in the upcoming British comedy-drama ‘Miss You Already,’ with Catherine Hardwicke directing.

Scripted by actress Morwenna Banks (‘Skins,’ ‘Saxondale’), the film follows Milly and Jess, two childhood friends whose friendship falls apart when one gets pregnant and the other becomes ill.

“When I met Morwenna Banks, and read her script, I really felt her passion for this story – this is something she lived through. She managed to take real life and turn it into a powerful, laugh- and cry-out-loud screenplay,” said Hardwicke in a statement.

Dominic Cooper (‘Need for Speed,’ ‘Dracula Untold’), Paddy Considine (‘Child 44,’ ‘Dead Man Shoes’), and Jacqueline Bisset (‘Bullet,’ ‘Welcome to New York’) and Paddy Considine (‘Pride,’ ‘Child 44’) co-star.

Jennifer Aniston was originally attached to star with Paul Andrew Williams directing. Filming is underway in the U.K, and you can check out a first look still below, courtesy of Variety.

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