A bestselling memoir receives the big screen treatment, Anne Hathaway stars in a sci-fi thriller, and a Paddington threequel is in the works
Crying in H Mart (Orion Pictures)
Michelle Zauner’s bestselling memoir will officially be adapted into a film by MGM’s Orion Pictures. Zauner—the frontwoman for the popular indie pop band Japanese Breakfast—will adapt her own book focused on her experiences growing up as the daughter of a Korean immigrant and visiting her grandmother in Seoul. According to press materials, the film touches on “family, food, grief and perseverance. [Michelle] struggled with her mother’s high expectations and found solace in her grandmother’s apartment in Seoul, bonding over food. Her mother’s terminal cancer diagnosis forced her to reclaim her cultural heritage.” The film will be directed by White Lotus actor Will Sharpe, with filming set to begin in Vancouver and Seoul on July 3.
Flowervale Street (Warner Bros. Pictures)
David Robert Mitchell (It Follows, Under the Silver Lake) will write and direct a new thriller for Warner Bros. and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot production company. Jake Weiner and Chris Bender of Good Fear Content will serve as executive producers. Starring Anne Hathaway, the film reportedly involves a 1980s period setting and dinosaurs, but plot details remain scarce as the film begins shooting in Los Angeles on July 31.
Paddington in Peru (Studiocanal)
The popular franchise starring the marmalade-eating bear will receive its third entry and begin filming in London on July 24. The film will mark the directorial debut of Dougal Wilson, with a story from Paddington 1 & 2 collaborators Paul King, Simon Farnaby and Mark Burton, and a screenplay by Burton, Jon Foster and James Lamont. The third film will reunite producer Studiocanal, which is once again fully financing, with Heyday, producers of the first two movies as well as the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts movies.