Variety – Brie Larson will star in, produce, and make her directorial debut on the independent comedy “Unicorn Store.”
Other producers are David Bernad and Ruben Fleischer through their company The District, Paris Kasidokostas-Latsis and Terry Dougas. Jean-Luc De Fanti and Anne Woodward are exec producing.
Hercules Film Fund is financing the film and Rhea Films is producing.
“Unicorn Store,” written by Samantha McIntyre, centers on a woman who moves back in with her parents. She receives an invitation to a store that will test her ideas of what it really means to grow up.
The filmmaking team is planning to begin shooting in October. The project was first unveiled in 2012 with Miguel Arteta directing and Rebel Wilson starring.
Larson broke through with “Short Term 12” and won the best actress Academy Award earlier this year for “Room.” Her upcoming projects include Marvel’s female-centric film “Captain Marvel,” Legendary’s “Kong: Skull Island,” Lionsgate’s coming-of-age drama “The Glass Castle,” and Ben Wheatley’s crime thriller “Free Fire.”
Larson is repped by WME and Authentic Talent and Literary Management.
Kasidokostas-Latsis and Dougas produced Lily Tomlin’s “Grandma” for Sony Classics and Natalie Portman’s “Jane Got a Gun.”
Hercules Film Fund co-financed Tom Cruise’s “Mena,” directed by Doug Liman; Maika Monroe’s “Tau,” which is currently filming; and Robert Pattinson’s “Good Time.” The fund was set up by Kasidokostas-Latsis to bring European investors to Hollywood to finance wide release films.
Wicked movie, a film adaptation of the popular Broadway musical that enthralled the audience in 2003, will be released in December 2019. While the Wicked Movie cast is still to be decided, there have been numerous speculations about who will be recreating the roles of the Good Witch Glinda and the wicked witch Elphaba.
The 2003 musical was a take on the 1939 film The Wizard of OZ, which depicted the tale from the point of view of the Wicked Witch of the West. It is unlikely that Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth will be reprising their roles in the upcoming movie. Thus, the following are few of the possible choices to take the major roles in the 2019 film.
The Broadway.com conducted a poll on what characters the readers would like Grammy Award winner Taylor Swift to play, and the role of Glinda finished fourth among the top 10 choices. Looks like a lot of people can actually imagine Swift as Glinda in the Wicked movie. And to think of it, she looks capable of capturing the spirit of the character as well. Brie Larson could also be considered for the role. Both pop stars are expected to get strong consideration when casting begins. Continue reading