Lupita Nyong’o stars in Quiet Place spinoff, Guy Richie writes a World War II thriller, and Tessa Thompson will play Hedda Gabler in “reimagined” adaptation

A Quiet Place: Day One (Paramount)

Academy Award-winner Lupita Nyong’o (Us, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever) is set to star in a spinoff to the popular Quiet Place horror franchise. Produced by John Krasinski—the director of the two previous entries—the prequel takes place in a world in which Earth has been invaded by monstrous aliens who are blind and depend on sound in order to track its prey. The project will be written and directed by Michael Sarnoski after his acclaimed 2021 debut Pig, with Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller producing the film through their Platinum Dunes banner. Filming is set to begin throughout London in early January.

The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Welfare (Paramount)

In addition to overseeing a Gentlemen television series and directing Disney’s live-action Hercules adaptation, Guy Richie will co-write and direct The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Welfare. Set in the early 1940s, the film will follow British prime minister Winston Churchill and future James Bond author Ian Fleming as they organize a secret World War II combat organization to fight the Nazis. The film will star Henry Cavill (The Witcher, Enola Holmes) and Eisa González (Ambulance, Alita: Battle Angel). Production is set to begin in Turkey on January 2.

Hedda Gabler (MGM)

Nia DaCosta (Candyman, The Marvels) will write and direct a reimagining of Henrik Ibsen’s famous 1891 play. Produced by Gabrielle Nadig, who also produced DaCosta’s debut feature Little Woods, and Plan B, Hedda Gabler follows its titular character as she navigates a house she does not want, a marriage she feels trapped in and an ex-lover who has reappeared in her life. Tessa Thompson (Passing, Thor: Love and Thunder) will play the titular character, and filming is set to begin in London in early January.