The hunt observed Wonder meet with over 70 doable directors.
Wonder Studios’ Shaded Widow stand-alone movie has its director.
Cate Shortland, the Australian filmmaker seemingly only identified for the Nazi drama Lore, has signed on to helm Shaded Widow, Wonder’s action-dash venture that could star Scarlett Johansson.
The circulate caps off a search that lasted over half of a 300 and sixty five days because the studio met with over 70 directors in expose to gain its ideal candidate. A female filmmaker was the precedence even because the hunt stalled at one point and the studio checked out male helmers.
The hunt narrowed in June with Amma Asante (Belle, A United Kingdom) and Maggie Betts (Novitiate) being the finalists alongside Shortland. Melanie Laurent (Galveston) and Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry) were also in the following-to-ideally obedient mix.
Shortland, who does no longer have agency illustration, had a fan in Johansson, who pushed for the helmer. The actress admired Shortland’s handling of the feminine lead in Lore, a severely acclaimed 2012 drama that tells of a young lady who leads her siblings thru Germany because the Allied forces roll in. Shortland’s most up-to-date movie was Berlin Syndrome, a 2017 thriller that stars Teresa Palmer.
Jac Schaeffer wrote the most fresh draft for Shaded Widow. She also wrote the upcoming female-centric remake of Dirty Corrupt Scoundrels, which was previously titled Grisly Girls and is now known as The Hustle.
Johansson’s Shaded Widow is reportedly assign of living sooner than the occasions of the first Avengers movie and sees the actress reprise the role of the Russian survey turned superheroine. The movie will seemingly be Wonder’s 2nd female-focused movie after Captain Wonder, which is assign of living to commence March Eight, 2019.