Over the last number of years, A24 has earned a reputation for its quirky, low budget critical darlings like Hereditary, Eighth Grade, Lady Bird, Moonlight, The Disaster Artist, The Florida Project– the list goes on. It only makes sense that such an Oscar-caliber studio would want to work with an Oscar-winner.
Courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, Jennifer Lawrence has signed on to star in an untitled drama for A24. This announcement comes a year after the Academy Award-winner announced she was going to take a break from acting. Lawrence herself and producing partner Justine Polsky will co-produce the project through their newly formed Excellent Cadaver label.
Acclaimed New York stage director Lila Neugebauer will make her feature film debut, directing a script from first-time screenwriter Elizabeth Sanders.
Shooting is set to commence on the project mid-June in New Orleans.
Though no plot details are known at this point, Neugebauer had this to say about the film:
“It’s an intimate film that wants to be close to the bone and wants to be quite personal.”
Jennifer Lawrence can next be seen reprising her role as the shape-shifting mutant Mystique in X-Men: Dark Phoenix, which flies into theaters June 7 and will make the definitive end of the 20th Century Fox’s historic run with the property.
As for A24, their next film, Under the Silver Lake, hit digital on-demand this weekend, April 19. It stars Oscar-nominee Andrew Garfield and marks the second film from It Follows director David Robert Mitchel.
What do you make of this news? Are you excited to see Jennifer Lawrence return to the big screen? Perhaps the idea of a partnership with A24 intrigues you? Or do you think a longer break is in order? Jump down to the comments section below and let me know what you think about this story!