Welcome to Pine Grove! (2018): Michael Lembeck’s Romantic Comedy, Starring Oscar Winner Ellen Burstyn as Feisty Widow

Elizabeth Mitchell has joined the cast of romantic comedy Welcome to Pine Grove! as the daughter of the lead character, played by Ellen Burstyn.

Michael Lembeck is directing from a screenplay by Donald Martin based on a story by Harrison Powell, inspired by his grandmother’s own experience of moving into a retirement community.

The Astute Films production is currently filming in Atlanta.

Burstyn plays an independent widow who reluctantly moves into the Pine Grove Senior Community after accidentally setting her home on fire and realizes that it is like being in high school all over again. Mitchell plays a successful real estate agent with a complicated relationship with her mother.

The cast includes James Caan as the love interest of Burstyn’s character and Ann-Margret, Loretta Devine, Jane Curtin, and Christopher Lloyd as Pine Grove residents.