PINNACLE FILMS ANNOUNCES “A SECOND CHANCE 2” LEAPS INTO PRODUCTION
A Second Chance 2 reunites the main cast of the original film along with returning writer/director Clay Glen.
The new film has commenced principal photography in Adelaide, South Australia and will showcase a diverse range of locations throughout the state, including the spectacular Flinders Ranges.
The original feature film A Second Chance proved to be a surprise success since its initial release in 2011, finding a broad audience and translated into multiple languages around the world. A family film that focuses on girls’ gymnastics, it has continued to grow in popularity with its young female fanbase everywhere.
Emily Morris reprises her role from the original film, in which she portrayed twelve-year-old gymnastics star Maddy Cornell. Set ten years later, Maddy has now become a gymnastics coach herself, after recovering from an injury that has taken her out of Olympic contention. She now leads a new team of young gymnasts drawn from all walks of life, and soon rediscovers her passion for the sport. Together she and the team will face challenges both on the mat and off, as they set their goal to win the national championships.
Writer/director Clay Glen returns to the story and characters he created with the original A Second Chance. Clay commented, “In the years since we released the first film world-wide, we’ve been amazed by its popularity…I am constantly surprised how many people have seen it, especially mothers with their daughters. It has definitely struck a chord in terms of centering on gymnastics and the vast audience out there for high quality family films”.
Clay continues “We’ve been delighted to reunite the key cast from the original film. Emily Morris plays the same character she did as a 12-year-old in the first film and we really take the story in a wonderful new direction”.
Shooting continues throughout January and February in South Australia, with the film scheduled for release in the second half of 2019.
A Second Chance 2 starring Emily Morris and directed by Clay Glen, is distributed internationally by Pinnacle Films.