Diane Ladd and newcomer Eden Brolin will star in Katie Cokinos’ debut feature I Dream Too Much with Richard Linklater on board as executive producer.

Jay Thames of 77 Films and Ed McWilliams of Attic Lights Films are producing in association with Texas-based Pantheon Of Women.

Principal photography is set to commence in New York in February on the story of a college graduate who volunteers to care for her formidable great aunt at a time of upheaval in their lives.

Danielle Brooks, Christina Rouner and James McCaffrey are also among the cast.

I Dream Too Much is a wonderful depiction of a young woman’s coming of age,” said Linklater. “This is Katie’s story and her strong point of view - one that’s underrepresented in cinema.”