Director John Stockwell's in The Middle Of Nowhere

You might think that, after the decent, but shallow Blue Crush, the shallow but sexy Into The Blue and the shallow, stupid and flop-tastic Turistas, John Stockwell would be slapped with a director’s restraining order, forbidding him to come anywhere near a production larger than a Wotsits advert for three years.

But no – he’s back and this time he’s swapping sunny beach drama for bittersweet romantic comedy. Stockwell is attached to director Susan Sarandon and her real-life daughter Eva Amurri in The Middle Of Nowhere.

Amurri is playing Grace, a young woman whose mother (Sarandon, shockingly) spends her college education fund on a beauty pageant campaign for her younger sister. Unsurprisingly, this leads to a little tension between the pair.

Michelle Morgan penned the screenplay and the cameras start whirring in September.