Jennifer Lawrence set to star in mob drama, Tom Brady makes his film debut, and Brian Helgeland prepares for New England-set thriller
Mob Girl (Wildside)
Paolo Sorrentino, widely considered Italy’s modern film master (The Hand of God, Youth, The Great Beauty), is set to make his English-language film debut with Mob Girl. Based on a novel by Theresa Carpenter and starring Jennifer Lawrence, the movie chronicles the 30-year career of mob informant Aryln Brickman, who ran errands for organized crime organizations and offered her home as a safe haven. Television stalwart Angelina Burnett (Halt and Catch Fire, Hannibal) will adapt the novel, with Josh O’Connor (The Crown) in talks to co-star. Production is set to begin on location in New York City on April 4.
80 For Brady (Paramount)
A quartet of generation-defining actresses (Sally Field, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno, Lily Tomlin) are set to star in this road trip film produced and starring Tom Brady himself. The plot follows four best friends and Patriots fans as they travel to Houston for Super Bowl LI to see their sports hero. Seven-time Super Bowl champion Brady is co-producing the project with his 199 Productions company along with Paramount Pictures and Endeavor Content. The film will be directed and co-written by Kyle Marvin (who stars in the upcoming WeCrashed for AppleTV+), with filming set to begin in Los Angeles on March 31.
Finestkind (Village Roadshow)
Brian Helgeland, who won an Academy Award for his L.A. Confidential screenplay and most recently wrote Spenser Confidential for Netflix, will write and direct his latest film for Village Roadshow Pictures. The plot follows two brothers who are reunited in the commercial fishing port of New Bedford, Massachusetts and are thrown on a collision course with the Boston underworld when they discover their estranged father only has months to live. Starring Ben Foster (Hell or High Water, Leave No Trace) and Toby Wallace (who broke out in 2019’s acclaimed Babyteeth), the production is set to start filming in Los Angeles and Massachusetts in early April.