Actresses Anna Paquin and Holliday Grainger are currently in Scotland to shoot the new movie, Tell It To The Bees. The film is a lesbian-themed drama, tinged with magical realism, based on Fiona Shaw’s novel, according to Deadline.
In the film, ‘Paquin plays Doctor Jean Markham who returns to her hometown to take over her late father’s practice. When a school-yard scuffle lands young Charlie in her office, she invites him to visit the hives in her garden and to tell his secrets to the bees as she once did. The friendship between the boy and the doctor brings his mother Lydia (Grainger) into Jean’s world. The women find themselves drawn to one another in a way that Jean recognizes and fears, and which Lydia could never have expected. But in 1950s small-town Britain, the secret won’t stay hidden forever.’
Annabel Jankel will direct. It’s a slightly different project for her, as she’s best known for her work in music videos and music documentaries, as well as her movies in the 80s and early 90s such as Max Headroom, D.O.A, and Super Mario Bros. Hopefully we’ll get to see Tell It To The Bees sometime next year.