Cold War’s Joanna Kulig Joins Damien Chazelle’s The Eddy


Cold War's Joanna Kulig Joins Damien Chazelle's The Eddy

Cold War’s Joanna Kulig joins Damien Chazelle’s The Eddy

Deadline has brought word that Joanna Kulig, star of the Oscar-nominated historical drama Cold War, has signed on to as the female lead for the upcoming Netflix series The Eddy from Oscar-winning writer-director Damien Chazelle (La La Land).

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The Eddy is a musical drama set in contemporary Paris that revolves around a club, its owner, the house band, and the city that surrounds them.

Andre Holland, most recently seen in Hulu’s Castle Rock and Steven Soderbergh’s High Flying Bird, will play Elliot Udo, a celebrated jazz pianist from New York. Now in Paris and the part-owner of a failing jazz club, Elliot is hiding from everyone. The character has an on-again-off-again romance with his lead singer. When his 15-year-old daughter suddenly shows up, Elliot has to face his weakness and learn to grow up.

Kulig will star opposite Holland as Maja, a beautiful songbird with a drinking problem who feels adrift and at the center of crossroads with no clear direction on where to go and has an on-again-off-again relationship with Udo.

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Executive produced by Chazelle, who will direct two of the episodes, and written by five-time BAFTA Award-winning and Olivier-winning writer Jack Thorne (National TreasureThis is EnglandWonder), The Eddy is an eight-episode musical drama series that will be shot in France and feature dialogue in French, English and Arabic. Emmy-winning producer Alan Poul (Six Feet UnderThe Newsroom), will also executive produce the Endeavour Content series, and original music will be written by six-time Grammy Award winner Glen Ballard (Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill, Michael Jackson’s Bad).