Sunday, 19 March 2017

Michelle Williams joins Jonah Hill's directorial debut

She recently earned her fourth Academy Award® nomination thanks to her blistering supporting turn in Manchester By The Sea (2016), and Michelle Williams is now looking towards a future job. News arrives via Deadline that she is in negotiations to join Jonah Hill's (The Wolf Of Wall Street) directorial debut, Mid-90s.

Hill wrote the coming-of-age tale and has won the chance to direct it for producer Scott Rudin (No Country For Old Men) and production company A24. As the title might suggest, the film sees a boy named Stevie learning life lessons in Los Angeles in the 1990s, spending time with his skateboarding friends and navigating the tricky waters of drinking, drugs, sex and peer pressure on the edge of his teenage years.

Assuming she closes a deal, Williams will play Stevie's mother, raising her son alone in the unforgiving city. Hill is scheduled to kick off shooting in June, but before that, Williams will star in a Janis Joplin biopic.

And in terms of her next on screen work, she will be seen in Todd Haynes' (I'm Not There) Wonderstruck and has been shooting The Greatest Showman opposite Hugh Jackman (The Wolverine), which is due for release on 5 January next year.

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