Olivia Cooke signs on for Scott Free’s Naked Singularity
After starring in last year’s blockbuster hit Ready Player One, Olivia Cooke is ready to try her hand at the heist genre by signing on to join John Boyega (Star Wars Episode IX) in Naked Singularity from Scott Free Productions, according to Deadline.
Chase Palmer, who wrote the blockbuster adaptation of It, will sit in the director’s chair and help work on a script written by David Matthews (Vinyl). Scott Free Productions is producing the film with 3311 Productions and Tony Ganz.
The story, based on the novel of the same name from Sergio de la Pava, follows Cast, a young public defender who begins to question everything after he loses a case and chooses to rob a $75 million drug deal from a client. The novel “explores the American criminal justice system,” and served as the debut novel for De La Pava, who has gone on to write “Personae,” “Lost Empress,” and the article “A Day’s Sail.”
Boyega is best known for his role as Finn in the recent Star Wars series, but has appeared in such films as Detroit, Pacific Rim: Uprising, and the animated TV mini-series Watership Down.
Cooke has been enjoying a wave of success for just over five years now, starting with a lead role in the acclaimed A&E psychological thriller series Bates Motel followed by roles in the acclaimed indie dramedy Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, the box office hit horror film Ouija, the praised dark comedy Thoroughbreds and the blockbuster adventure Ready Player One.