Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Jodie Foster set to star in Drew Pearce's Hotel Artemis

Since he scored the job of co-writing Iron Man 3 (2013) and worked on drafts for Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015) and some other high profile movies, talented scribe Drew Pearce has largely stayed off the radar, directing music videos and writing other projects. Now news arrives via Deadline that he is set to make his film directing debut with Hotel Artemis and has Jodie Foster (Elysium) on board to star.

Pearce has also scripted this one, which is still largely wrapped in mystery, but which Deadline has leaned is "a near-future thriller in its own, distinctive crime universe." So we don't yet know whether Foster will be investigating a crime, falling victim to it or anything beyond the fact that she is playing a character called The Nurse. "Jodie Foster is an icon, pure and simple," says Pearce. "She's an extraordinary artist, and to be working with one of the all-time greats on my first feature as a director is an absolute honour."

Simon and Stephen Cromwell (The Ink Factory) are backing the film, which should be shooting in June this year. Foster most recently took her latest turn behind the camera, bringing us financial hostage drama Money Monster (2016).

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