Brie Larson, Lynette Howell Taylor set two films at Netflix
Oscar winner Brie Larson (Room, Captain Marvel, Just Mercy) and Oscar-nominated producer Lynette Howell Taylor (A Star is Born) have entered into a two-picture worldwide rights deal at Netflix, Deadline has confirmed. The films will be produced by Howell Taylor’s 51 Entertainment.
Netflix has acquired Unicorn Store Larson’s directorial debut, and Lady Business, Larson’s next starring role and likely next directorial effort. After Larson and Howell Taylor wrapped production on Unicorn Store, they acquired the rights to develop Lady Business alongside Endeavor Content.
Lady Business is based on an article by John Paul Titlow for Fast Company Magazine which tells the true story of two young female entrepreneurs, Penelope Gazin and Kate Dwyer, who had to invent a third male company founder in order to be taken seriously in the business world. The deal includes the duo’s life right and Howell Taylor will produce alongside Samantha Housman and Larson.
Unicorn Store is based on a script written by Samantha McIntyre and centers on a woman who moves back in with her parents, and receives an invitation to a store that will test her ideas of what it really means to grow up. The movie premiered at Toronto and stars Larson, Joan Cusack, Bradley Whitford, Mamoudou Athie, Hamish Linklater, and Samuel L. Jackson. The project is produced by Howell Taylor alongside The District’s David Bernad and Ruben Fleischer and Rhea Films’ Terry Dougas and Paris Kasidokostas. Jean-Luc De Fanti, Nathan Kelly, Samantha McIntyre, and Anne Woodward executive produce with Kostas Tsoukalas co-executive producing.
Unicorn Store will debut on Netflix on April 5, 2019, a month after the release of Captain Marvel on March 8.
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