5 December 2013 2:05 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Scott Speedman’s no stranger to playing romance on screen. But Barefoot’s central relationship — between an unlikable man and a mental patient — doesn’t read like your typical romantic comedy.

Yet, that’s what Speedman calls it. Directed by Andrew Fleming, the film stars Speedman as Jay Wheeler, the “black sheep” son of a wealthy family who strikes up an improbable relationship with Daisy, a free-spirited patient at a mental hospital played by Evan Rachel Wood. (Check out the first poster for the film above.)

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