Broad Green Pictures to Develop Orphan Train

Broad Green Pictures to Develop Orphan Train

Broad Green Pictures is currently developing a feature film based on the bestselling novel, Orphan Train, written Christina Baker Kline. Orphan Train was published in 2013 and has sold more than two million copies in 35 countries.

Kline’s novel takes its name from the rains that regularly traveled from cities in the East Coast to the Midwest between 1854 and 1929 which carried thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined upon their arrival.  Orphan Train is set in modern day Maine, and tells the intricate tale of two lives. Kline’s novel tells the stories of a 91-year-old Irish immigrant Vivian Daly, who was shipped from New York to Minnesota on the orphan train as a child and a 17-year-old Molly Ayer, who is on the brink of aging out of the foster care system. The two develop a very unlikely friendship when Molly is assigned the task of helping the older woman clean out her cluttered attic as part of her community service.

Michael London and Janice Williams of Groundswell Productions will produce the feature film. London is best known for his work on The Illusionist, Milk, and The Astronaut Wives Club. Williams is best known for her work on Trumbo and The Astronaut Wives Club. Christopher Monger will write the script for this upcoming feature film. Monger is best known for his work on Temple Grandin and Liz & Dick.

Production and Casting for Orphan Train is set to begin very soon. Performers of all ages will be able to submit themselves for consideration. Casting will take place quickly so be sure to check back with us for casting updates and upcoming production information. Leave a comment below and let us know what you think of this upcoming powerful drama.

Are you ready to board the dramatic Orphan Train? Your chance to be part of this powerful new project is coming soon so stay tuned!



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  1. Eve Burns

    Hello,
    My name is Eve Burns.
    I am 23, auburn hair, fair skin, 5ft 3inch, hazel eyes, 117lbs.
    I have over 15 years of professional acting experience, and would love a chance to get in front of some casting directors to show you my skills and see if I would fit any of the roles in this production.
    Thankyou.

  2. Dylan Bronkema

    Hello, my name is Dylan Bronkema and I am a 19 year old male. I am looking for a shot to represent any of the main male charcters for example, Dutchy and Jack. I am 5’11, 170 pounds with dirty blonde hair and blue eyes. I have participated in plays in the past and would love to get into some more serious acting roles.
    Thank You,
    Dylan Bronkema

  3. Tiffany- Diandra Botnick

    Hi there,

    I’m Tiffany- Diandra Botnick and I am a 17 year old female from Toronto, Canada. Upon hearing about this book and the plans to turn it into a film, my first thoughts were that the friendship that the two main characters, Vivian Daly and Molly Ayer, possessed between each other would be beautiful to witness on screen and fascinating to watch how their friendship would change both of the characters, given their large age gap.

    I would like to say that I have had a moderate amount of acting and on-stage performances. I have taken Drama classes at my high school for the past three years. There, I have taken part in performances such as radio dramas, and monologues, as well as intensive drama performances along with the rest of my class. I have also done a performance for my Musical Theater class, titled ”Anything Goes”. While I played the role of the reporter in this production, I had the opportunity to act, sing and dance. To bring the end of the school year to a close, my class and I presented the hour-long musical to the rest of the school, which possessed over 2000 students. However, although this was my longest performance, it was not my only performance. I have also done various solo monologues, music performances where I have sang, and a few dance performances.

    I am 5”7 with brown hair, brown eyes and glasses. My ethnicity is Caucasian.

    Thank you,

    – Tiffany- Diandra Botnick
    This film possesses a magnificent plot. Please contact me.

  4. Natalia

    Hi my Name is Natalia

    I’m 11 years old almost 12 and have permission from my parents

    I live in Alberta

    I have dark brown hair curly, frizzy and thick hair and chestnut eyes. I am pretty short for my age. I am 4 foot 7

    I know to to sing, fake cry, do a lot of drama, and swimming really fast

  5. Gabby

    Age: 12
    Height: 5,5
    Hair color: light brown
    Eye color: green
    Caucasian and Hispanic
    My name is gabby and I live in Florida. I have little experience in acting but I am a fast learner and my parents have always wanted to put me in acting. I have been studying peoples acting stratages. Thank you

  6. Ariana Garcia

    I am 28 years old, 5’3, 113 pounds, Puerto Rican. I have no acting experience (except for Musical Theatre, in high school), but would love the opportunity to join your team. Please feel free to email me, for pictures, etc. Thank you.

  7. Marina Batalova

    I think this is a really exciting project and hope to be a part of it!

  8. Marina Batalova

    Wow! What an amazing opportunity! I love when a novel is turned into a book. It brings the story to life more and gives two different perspectives. I love movies that incorporate the 19th/20th centuries. It sounds so exciting to be able to travel back in time, even for a little, and re-experience life back then. I don’t have much acting experience apart from church musicals and acting with my little brother in front of our parents 🙂 I would still really love to try out. I am trilingual (English, French, and Russian).
    I recently turned 16 and am 5’3.
    I have black hair and brown eyes, I know that probably doesn’t fit Molly’s description, but there are sure to be other roles right?
    Thank you so much for your willingness to do this movie and I would really look forward to trying out.

  9. Marina Batalova

    Wow! What an exciting opportunity! I love when novels are turned into movies. It gives people different perspectives and ways of looking at the same story. It brings the story to life. I absolutely love when the story takes place in the 19th/20th centuries. I love the aspect of being able to go back in time even for a little while and experience life back then.
    I don’t have much experience with acting apart from church musicals and acting at home with my little brother in front of my parents 🙂 but it would be a most exciting opportunity to try out and hopefully take part in helping to bring this novel to life through a movie.
    I am trilingual. (English, French, and Russian).
    I recently turned 16 years old. My height is 5’3, and I am from Ontario.
    I have black hair & brown eyes. I know that probably would not fit Molly’s description, but there are sure to be other roles right?
    I look forward to trying out! Thank you so much for deciding to make this movie. 🙂

  10. Sydney Morgan

    Hello, my name is Sydney Morgan I am 17 years old and I have experience such as a radio ad, modeling on the local news, and was in our highschool production of Cinderella. I have dirty blonde hair, green eyes, I am 5″1 and am caucasien. I am from Charlotte, North Carolina and would love to be apart of this project! Please let me know if there’s anything I can do. 🙂

  11. Sydney Morgan

    Hello, my name is Sydney Morgan I am 17 years old and I have experience such as a radio ad, modeling on the local news, and was in our highschool production of Cinderella. I am from North Carolina and would love to be apart of this film!

  12. Nikol

    Nikol Meyer
    I am bilingual(English and Russian) I have an America accent.
    Height: 5’5
    Age: 15 turning 16 soon
    Description: blonde, blue eyes
    Weight: 120

  13. Gloria Elaine

    Hey I just just turned 18 and graduated high school I have dirty blonde hair and hazel eyes I have no acting experience but i really want to get into it!

  14. Emilia

    Hi my name is Emilia kubicka. I am a 10 year old female and love acting. I have not acted publicly but I have done all of my school plays like The Little Mermaid Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella. I’d like to take my acting passion to the next level. I’m not just good at acting I am very good at singing also. My hair is black my eyes are brown I am Polish and Trinidadian so I’m not exactly black but I’m not exactly White. I hope you consider me for this roll thank you

  15. Estella McGinney

    Age: 15.
    Height: 5’6.
    red hair, blue eyes.
    Ethnicity: Caucasian
    Live in london.
    i have very little experience but have always been to acting classes since age 4 i go to the young actors theatre and i am going to pursue performing arts. i have been in a number of school plays where i played small parts with few lines, also a music video when i was much younger (age 10) i just have a passion for acting and always have

  16. Becca

    My name is becca I am 15 I live in Vancouver Canada and I can sing
    I am very interested in any role , I would love to be cast because I love acting

  17. Grace Gunder

    Grace Gunder.
    Age: 15 yrs.
    Height: 5’2
    Brown hair, blue eyes / Caucasian
    Tampa, FL.
    I have read this book many times, and love the plot and stories! I would love to have a part in the movie and bring it to life. I have done acting classes.

  18. Kristy Korevaar

    Kristy Korevaar.
    Age: 18.
    Height: 5’9.
    Blonde Hair, brown eyes.
    Ethnicity: Caucasian
    Live in Hamilton, Ontario.
    I have on stage experience. I had acted in Annie and an orphan, Little Women as Jo and Much Ado About Nothing as Don Pedro. I have also been performing in community theater.

    -3
  19. Mackenzie Duren

    Name: Mackenzie duren
    Height: 5′
    Age:16
    Race: white
    Eye color: Brown
    Hair Color: Black
    I am from Alabama. I have a huge passion for music and acting. I have acted on a few occasions involving my school. Once where I played a insane woman for a mini play. Whenever I watch movies I always think that I can do that! I would love to do that one day! I want to make my dream come true! All I have ever wanted to do was act and perform. I love the storyline of this movie and would LOVE to be considered for the role of Molly Ayer!!

  20. Haven Soncrant

    Haven Soncrant. Age 11. Has performed on stage in amateur productions as Cruella de Vil, Ursula, Edwina, and Mayzie among others. She is looking to take the next step in her performance career. Thank you.

  21. Destiny Morgado

    I am a 16-year-old girl from Toronto, Ontario interested in the role of Molly Ayer. I haven’t had any professional acting experience, however, I played a major role in my high school’s original drama production. I’m geared towards dramas and am able to perform a dramatic scene with high efficiency. I’ve been told by many I’m very talented and should pursue acting as a career. I love the feeling of being able to convey a story that pulls at the heartstrings of others and nothing feels more relieving than to see you have brought someone to tears through your acting.

    -1
  22. Danielle Allison

    My name is Danielle Allison. I have blue eyes, blonde hair and am 5’8″. I am 16 years old and would be looking to apply for Molly Ayer. I’m a dancer and instructor at my local dance academy, Max Agency represented model/actress,  poetry writer, equestrian rider and horse trainer. I have acted in every single school play or performance that has ever went on and have always taken the female lead. This includes Grease (Sandy) Sweeney Todd (Mrs. Lovett) Romeo and Juliet (Juliet) and Robin Hood (Maid Marian). I would love to be considered for this roll. Thank you and hope to hear back!

    -1
  23. Brennen Chisum

    My name is Brennen Chisum. I live in Charlotte NC and I have been acting since I was in high school. In addition to high school, I have local community theatre experience also experience on film sets. I am intrigued with this storyline and I would like to be considered for a role. I would be happy to provide any information requested.

  24. Lilian

    Hi, I am Lilian and I have always wanted to be an actor. I would appreciate if one day I can make that dream come true. sometimes when I see movies I always feel like I am one of them. It will mean so much to me if I get this role. THANK YOU.

  25. Natalie Quan

    Natalie Quan
    Height: 5’4
    Age: 19
    Ethnicity: Mixed
    Eye colour: brown
    Hair: Brown

    This project sounds like a collaborative masterpiece from the writers to the producers. I would love to be involved as an artist myself and be able to contribute in a performative role as an actor. This story brings to light such a historical event in such a personal and intimate way which I love. Any roles please contact.

  26. Ryan Allen

    Hi. My name is Ryan(Female). I am 11 years old, and 90lbs. I have shoulder length Blonde hair and blue eyes (Plus Glasses, Contacts available). I am 5’1, and I have a deep passion for acting. I live in Wesley Chapel, and I’ve been in One stage performance. I look forward to Supposed Auditions. Thank you for your time.

  27. Ryan Allen

    Hi. My name is Ryan(Female). I am 11 years old, and 90lbs. I have shoulder length Blonde hair and blue eyes (Plus Glasses, Contacts available). I am 5’1, and I have a deep passion for acting. I live in Wesley Chapel, and I’ve been in One stage performance. I look forward to Supposed Auditions. Thank you for your time.

  28. Elizabeth Baza

    Age- 16
    Height- 5’3
    Weight- 113 lbs
    Eye color- green/grey
    Hair color- light brown
    Skin color- olive/tan
    Location- MA
    Ethnicity- Caucasian

    Hi, my name is Elizabeth. I have always loved acting, although I have never acted professionally I feel as if this would be a good fit.

  29. Ryan Allen

    Hi, My name is Ryan Allen(female). I am 5’0 And I have Shoulder length blonde hair, blue eyes, and Glasses. I love to act, and I wish for this response to be seen.

  30. Ryan Allen

    Hi, My name is Ryan Allen. I am 5’0 And I have Shoulder length blonde hair, blue eyes, and Glasses. I love to act, and I wish for this response to be seen.