The film follows a young woman, who after landing at JFK airport in New York City, jumps into the backseat of a yellow taxi. The cabbie, Clark, throws the vehicle into drive, and the two head out into the night.
Another expensive package is ready to enter the Cannes market, with Dakota Johnson and Sean Penn agreed to appear in Daddio, which will be written and directed by Christy Hall. Endeavor Content will debut global sales at Cannes, with CAA Media Finance representing the United States. Johnson and Ro Donnelly will produce the film under their TeaTime Pictures banner, with Emma Tillinger Koskoff also on board to produce. Hall has agreed to produce as well.
The story follows a woman who climbs into the backseat of a yellow cab after arriving at JFK airport in New York City. Clark, the cabbie, shifts the car into drive and the two set out into the night, where they have an unexpected discussion. What starts off as lighthearted banter rapidly devolves into intriguing and humorous disclosures about love, sex, and power dynamics, as well as loss and vulnerability. This restrained yet engrossing film delves into the complexity of human connection, demonstrating how a fortuitous contact with a complete stranger may transform one’s life.
Johnson was last featured in the dramedy Our Friend, in which he co-starred with Jason Siegel, and will next be seen in The Lost Daughter. She’s also presently filming Persuasion, a Netflix and MRC adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel. Penn recently directed and starring in Flag Day, which will premiere at Cannes and be shown in theatres on August 13 opposite his daughter Dylan Penn. Hall will be making his directorial debut with this film. She previously worked as a writer and co-creator on the TV show I’m Not Okay With This. WME and Untitled Entertainment represent Johnson. CAA represents Penn, while LBI Entertainment represents Hall.