Per Variety, Netflix’s upcoming film I’m Thinking of Ending Things just announced the addition of A-list talents Toni Collette (Hereditary) and David Thewlis, as well as Jessie Buckley.
The film is being written and directed by Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind scribe Charlie Kaufman and is being adapted from Ian Reid’s 2016 novel of the same name.
I’m Thinking of Ending Things stars Jesse Plemons as a man going on a road trip to visit his parents at their secluded farm, along with his girlfriend (Buckley), who is contemplating ending their relationship. Jake ultimately makes an unexpected detour that leaves her stranded. As Variety puts it, that is when “a twisted mix of palpable tension, psychological frailty, and sheer terror ensues.”
The film reunites Kaufman with frequent collaborate Anthony Bregman, who produced Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind; Synecdoche, New York; and Human Nature.
Toni Collette recently starred in (and was snubbed for) A24’s horror flick Hereditary as well as another Netflix original in Velvet Buzzsaw, alongside Jake Gyllenhaal. She is slated to appear in Rian Johnson’s Knives Out with Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, and Ana de Armas.
David Thewlis will be in the Amazon series The Feed. Look for him also in James Cameron’s Avatar sequels beginning in 2020.
As for Charlie Kaufman, he has previously wrote and directed both Synecdoche, New York and 2015’s stop-motion animation Anomalisa.
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