Zazie Beetz and Dakota Johnson cast in Annapurna thriller
The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Zazie Beetz (Atlanta, Easy) and Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Freed, How to Be Single) are in negotiations to appear in an untitled Annapurna Pictures thriller. The two actresses will be joining Armie Hammer in the movie set to release on March 29, 2019.
Helming the picture is British-Iranian filmmaker Babak Anvari. Anvari will also be writing the movie apart from his directorial duties. He gained acclaim for the Persian horror film Under the Shadow released in 2016. Megan Ellison of Annapurna, Lucan Toh of Two & Two Pictures and Christopher Kopp of AZA films will serve as the producers.
The story is about a New Orleans bartender whose life starts to unravel as a series of disturbing and inexplicable events happen after he picks up a phone left behind at his bar.
Beetz currently stars in the Golden Globes and Emmy-award winning comedy Atlanta on FX, and will be appearing on the big screen in the upcoming sequel to Deadpool with Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin. Johnson saw the end of the Fifty Shades trilogy earlier this year.
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