Kathryn Newton (Supernatural, Big Little Lies) is set to join drama Ben Is Back alongside Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges.
The drama follows a charming, yet troubled Ben Burns (Hedges) who returns home to his unsuspecting family one fateful Christmas Eve. Ben’s wary mother Holly Burns (Roberts) welcomes her beloved son’s return, but soon learns he is still very much in harm’s way. During the 24 hours that may change their lives forever, Holly must do everything in her power to avoid the family’s downfall.
Newton will play Ivy Burns, the 17 year old sister, described as a beautiful singer, who loves her brother, but does not trust that he can be better. Ivy doesn’t like what he has done to her family, but can tell how much he means to Holly, and how important it is that they try and help him get better.
Ben is Back is written and directed by Peter Hedges with production set to begin soon in New York.