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Nick Frost and Jane Horrocks film pumpkin drama in Scotland

A host of big names have joined Sky Original film, Grow, which is currently being shot in Scotland. 

Golda Rosheuvel, Nick Frost, Jeremy Swift, Tim McInnerny, and Jane Horrocks will appear in the family feature about the “Pumpkin Capital of the World.”

The drama is produced by Double Nickel Entertainment (The Burial, Gran Torino) in association with Sky and Orogen Entertainment.

“Grow is a joyous comedy about growth, nurturing and family. Set in a world of pumpkin obsessed, madcap characters but grounded in real relationships, it’s a film the whole family can enjoy,” said Director, John McPhail.

Tellling the story of Dinah Little, a no nonsense, curmudgeonly farmer with a heart of gold, and Charlie, the unknown and unloved niece Little begrudgingly takes in after discovering them in an orphanage. 

Little’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. “

It’s discovered that Charlie has a special bond with plants and decides to grow a gigantic pumpkin for the competition, to attempt to win the coveted prize. 

But there’s a campaign of sabotage and “advance pumpkin technology.”

Golda Rosheuvel (Bridgerton, Dune) and Priya-Rose Brookwell (The Lazarus Project) will play the lead roles of Dinah and Charlie.

Also featuring are Alan Carr, John McPhail and Joe Wilkinson.

“Across the Sky Cinema offering, we strive to deliver best-in-class content, including brilliant family titles from fantastic talent. Grow has a stand-out cast of best of British actors, and it’s shaping up to be an unmissable treat for audiences of all ages. We look forward to introducing families to the world of Dinah and Charlie as they tackle personality clashes and pumpkin rivalry, as an unlikely but ultimately charming duo,” said Andrew Orr, Head of Original Film for Sky.

Blazing Griffin, Zertex Media, Screen Scotland, Pont Neuf Productions, Foundry, and GFM Film Sales join Sky, Orogen Entertainment and Double Nickel on the production. 

“We are thrilled to be working with our partners at Sky and Orogen on this classic seasonal perennial which audiences will love year in and year out,” said Adam Richman, Jenette Kahn and Joe Capotorto, Producers for Double Nickel Entertainment.

“John McPhail has realised the absolute best and magical version of Grow – a funny, heartwarming, and forward-looking film.  Led by the incomparable Golda Rosheuvel and the hilarious Nick Frost and Jeremy Swift, the movie will delight audiences across the globe with its humour, messages of inclusion and sensitivity to nature.”   

Grow is written by Nick Guthe; Christos N. Gage and Ruth Fletcher Gage; and Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler.  

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

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