In 'Long Time Gone,' Ryan would play the mother of a broken family that is healed when the girlfriend of the youngest son moves in and, in true Hollywood fashion, "changes their lives forever."
The film is based on the novel, 'Angel, Angel,' by April Stevens. 'Precious' producer Sarah Siegel-Magness will make this her first directorial effort. Production is set to start this fall.
Her recent films include 'Serious Moonlight,' 'The Women,' 'Against the Ropes' and 'In the Cut.'