Netflix is believed to be coming back to some familiar faces; as sources report to Deadline, the streaming company has signed to Joe Anthony Russo’s upcoming directed feature, The Electric State, which will have Millie Bobby Brown set to be the lead. Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely wrote the script for the film, with both the Russos as well as Mike Larocca producing for AGBO. Chris Castaldi and Patrick Newall are also producing.
Millie Bobby Brown And Russo Bros. Movie The Electric State Out On Netflix
Rumors first surfaced in the spring of the month earlier this year that Chris Pratt was in talks to join the cast. Even though a deal hasn’t been finalized, the sources suggest Pratt is still in talks to join the project.
The film is an adaptation of an illustrated novel by Simon Stalenhag and is set in a post-modern, retro-futuristic future in which an orphaned teenager (Brown) wanders her way through the American West with a sweet yet mysterious robot and an eccentric wanderer in search of her brother who is younger than her.
Deadline broke the news of the Russos working with Brown toward around the time of 2020 when Universal was looking into the deal. In the event that no deals could be reached, Netflix moved in fast to secure the rights due to their close ties to Brown along with the Russos. The brothers’ upcoming film The Gray Manstarring Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans, will premiere next month and is one of the largest tentpoles Netflix has yet to greenlight. The film will premiere on the 15th of July in theaters and will be available on the streaming service next week.
Netflix has been discussing the idea since the beginning of the year. However, the most important thing was to set up schedules for Russos as well as Brown. Since the deals are now in place, the film is aiming for an autumn start date. While the exact figure isn’t known about the budget, some sources suggest that it will match the amount Netflix invested in Gray Mangiven, the movie’s size.
Brown is fresh off her highly acclaimed performance on the fourth episode of Netflix’s Stranger Things, which officially became the most-watched ever streaming show after its premiere on Memorial Day weekend. The final season, Volume 2, bows on Friday. Brown additionally has Netflix action-adventure film Damsel coming on the way along with Enola Holmes 2.
In addition to The Gray Man, the Russos and AGBO have maintained their relationship with Netflix since they have recently completed work on the second installment of The Extraction with Chris Hemsworth reprising his role. AGBO produces. Brown has repped WME. The Russos are represented by CAA.
Millie Bobby Brown is a British producer and actress. Her fame was based on her performance in the role of Eleven in the Netflix sci-fi drama Stranger Things (2016-present), which led to two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in the Drama Series and two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Outstanding Performance by an Actress Female in the drama Series. Brown is among the youngest candidates for the award. In the year 2018, Brown was featured in the Time 100 list of the most influential people. She was also selected as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and was the youngest person chosen for this post.