Amy Garcia and Cecillia Contreras will see their latest project brought to life on the big screen…
The Latina screenwriters’ Dear Eleanor, a coming-of-age story about two teenage girls who travel across the U.S. in 1962 during the chaos of the Cuban missile crisis in search of Eleanor Roosevelt, will star Isabelle Fuhrman.
Kevin Connolly will direct the film, which is being produced by Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way.
Shooting on Dear Eleanor began last week in Colorado.
In 2007, Garcia and Contreras became the first female writing team to earn a Nicholl Fellowship for their script Amelia Earhart and the Bologna Rainbow Highway.