Samuel L. Jackson, Joan Cusack, and Bradley Whitford join Unicorn Store
Rhea Films has announced that the cast for Brie Larson‘s upcoming film Unicorn Store has grown by three with the addition of Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction, The Hateful Eight, Django Unchained), Academy Award nominee Joan Cusack (Working Girl, The End of the Tour) and Golden Globe nominee and two-time Emmy Award winner Bradley Whitford (Other People, “Transparent”).
Larson, who won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a leading role in Room earlier this year, will star in and direct the film, marking her directorial debut.
Based on an original screenplay by Samantha McIntyre, Unicorn Store centers on a woman (Larson) who moves back in with her parents. She receives an invitation to a store that will test her ideas of what it really means to grow up. The comedy just began principal photography in Los Angeles.
Hercules Film Fund is fully financing with Rhea Films producing. Larson, Lynette Howell Taylor, Paris Kasidokostas-Latsis, Terry Dougas and The District’s David Bernad and Ruben Fleischer, who developed the script, are producing. Jean-Luc De Fanti, Anne Woodward and writer Samantha McIntyre are executive producing.
Jackson and Larson recently worked together on Kong: Skull Island, which Warner Bros. will release on March 10. Jackson just wrapped The Hitman’s Bodyguard for Lionsgate and can currently be seen in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
Cusack starred in Showtime’s Shameless alongside Emmy Rossum, and will next be seen in Netflix’s upcoming series A Series of Unfortunate Events with Neil Patrick Harris.
Whitford most recently starred alongside Bryan Cranston in HBO’s All The Way and will next appear in Megan Leavey with Kate Mara and Tom Felton, and in Get Out for Universal with director Jordan Peele out in February.
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