Iris K. Shim, wrote the screenplay and will make her feature film directing debut. Fivel Stewart, Dermot Mulroney, Odeya Rush, MeeWha Alana Lee and Tom Yi also have joined the cast.
Umma, which is the Korean word for “mother,” follows Amanda (Oh) and her daughter living a quiet life on an American farm, but when the remains of her estranged mother arrive from Korea, Amanda becomes haunted by the fear of turning into her own mother.
The pic is the first project produced by Sam Raimi and Zainab Azizi of Raimi Productions through their development deal with Starlight Media. Starlight CEO Peter Luo is serving as executive producer and Starlight Media is co-financing the film with Stage 6 Films.