Deadline – Following competitive bidding war, Apple Studios has landed Dolly, a new feature film with Academy Award-nominee Florence Pugh attached to star with Vanessa Taylor and Drew Pearce Penning the script. Insiders close to the project stress the project is not greenlit at this time as the script still needs to penned and a director still needs to be attached. Insiders go on to add that the package caught the interest of a total of four bidders that included multiple studios and another streamer with Apple TV+ emerging as the winner earlier this week.
The film is a sci-fi courtroom drama in which a robotic “companion doll” kills its owner and then shocks the world by claiming that she is not guilty and asking for a lawyer. The film, which is inspired by Elizabeth Bear’s short story of the same name, has elements of both classic courtroom drama and sci-fi.
Apple Studios is attached to produce with Pearce also producing through Point of No Return Films, and Pugh and Taylor will executive produce. Ian Fisher executive produces through Point of No Return Films.
Variety – The upcoming “Hawkeye” series at Disney Plus has cast a number of key roles, Variety has learned exclusively from sources.
Along with series leads Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld, Vera Farmiga, Florence Pugh, Fra Fee, Tony Dalton, Alaqua Cox, and Zahn McClarnon will all appear in the series.
Reps for Disney and the actors did not immediately respond to Variety‘s request for comment.
[…] Pugh will reprise the role of spy and assassin Yelena Belova, the sister of Black Widow. Pugh is set to play the character in the upcoming film “Black Widow” opposite Scarlett Johansson, who has played the title character in multiple films throughout the MCU. That film is scheduled to be released in May 2021 after being delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Variety – Florence Pugh, Shia LaBeouf and Chris Pine will star in “Don’t Worry Darling,” an upcoming feature film from director Olivia Wilde.
Wilde will produce the movie, from New Line Cinema, and has a key supporting role, though sources say Pugh’s character is the star. “Don’t Worry Darling” is a psychological thriller set in an isolated, utopian community in the 1950s California desert.
New Line considers the film a high priority, having landed the rights after a heated bidding war due to the acclaim of Wilde’s directorial debut “Booksmart.” Katie Silberman, who co-wrote “Booksmart” and penned the Netflix rom-com “Set it Up,” will rewrite the original script for “Don’t Worry Darling” from Shane and Carey Van Dyke. Catherine Hardwicke is executive producing the movie, alongside Shane and Carey Van Dyke. Wilde and Silberman will produce along with Roy Lee and Miri Yoon of Vertigo Entertainment. Daria Cercek and Celia Khong will oversee the project for New Line.
Pugh recently scored Oscar and BAFTA Award nominations for her performance in “Little Women.” She also received acclaim for her starring role in A24’s horror film “Midsommar.” Pugh, who can be seen next in Marvel’s “Black Widow,” also appeared in Netflix “Outlaw King” and the British miniseries “The Little Drummer Girl.”