Lovecraft Nation creator Misha Inexperienced is ready to make her function directorial debut with Sunflower, a thriller for Lionsgate set to star Jurnee Smollett.
Inexperienced will write and helm the movie about two ladies struggling to flee from a deranged faculty professor who holds them hostage on a distant sunflower farm. Inexperienced and Craig Flores will produce the undertaking unveiled by Nathan Kahane, president of the Lionsgate Movement Image Group, which is eyeing a summer time begin for manufacturing.
In addition to the HBO collection Lovecraft Nation, Inexperienced’s upcoming credit embrace writing and producing the function movie The Mom for Netflix. Latest credit for Smollett embrace Birds of Prey, the Joseph Kosinski sci-fi movie Spiderhead, and Lou, which she government produced on and starred in reverse Allison Janney.
Sunflower reunites Smollett and Inexperienced after they labored collectively on the collection Underground after which Lovecraft Nation. That collection acquired 18 Emmy nominations, together with nods for Smollett’s efficiency and Inexperienced’s writing.
“Everybody at our studio was utterly drawn in by the best way Misha, Jurnee, and the Lovecraft Nation group labored so confidently to create a compelling style collection – then subverted the style and reinvented it by means of a brand new lens,” stated Kahane in an announcement.
Inexperienced added that Sunflower is the primary script she offered after arriving in Hollywood, and now the thriller can be her first function directorial outing. “I couldn’t have hoped for higher companions and collaborators than Nathan, the Lionsgate group, Craig, and Jurnee to assist me shepherd it to the massive display screen,” she stated in her personal assertion.
Meredith Wieck and Aaron Edmonds will oversee the undertaking for Lionsgate. Inexperienced is represented by CAA and Vary Media Companions, whereas Smollett is represented by CAA and Leisure 360.