Judith Light, Luke Kirby, Rosemarie DeWitt join Out Of My Mind adaptation
No official release date has been announced for when Out Of My Mind will premiere on Disney+
Rosemarie DeWitt, Luke Kirby, and Judith Light will star in a film adaptation of the 2010 book Out Of My Mind. The three actors have been cast in the upcoming adaptation for Disney+.
The film will follow Melody Brooks (played by Phoebe-Ray Taylor), a girl with cerebral palsy, who is not given the same opportunities as her classmates. When a young educator named Katherine (played by Courtney Taylor) sees how smart Melody is, she encourages her to take up mainstream education.
DeWitt will play Melody's mother Diane. The character is described as an advocate for her daughter. DeWitt's previous work includes 2018's The Professor (directed by Wayne Roberts), Song of Back and Neck (directed by Paul Lieberstein), and Arizona (directed by Jonathan Watson). Kirby will play Melody's supportive father Chuck. His previous work includes 2020's Percy (directed by Clark Johnson), 2018's Little Woods (directed by Nia DaCosta) and Another Kind of Wedding (directed by Pat Kiely). Light will play the Brooks family's neighbour Mrs. V.
The film will also star Michael Chernus as Mr. Dimming, Melody's teacher. Mr. Dimming is also the coach of the school's trivia team.
The 2010 novel the film is based on was written by Sharon Draper. Out Of My Mind will be directed by Amber Sealey who previously directed 2021's No Man of God, which also starred Kirby. The film's screenplay was written by Daniel Stiepleman who previously wrote the screenplay for 2018's On the Basis of Sex (directed by Mimi Leder).
No official release date has been announced for when Out Of My Mind will premiere on Disney+.