Miranda July might still only be known among those who follow the quirkier indie films that come out of Sundance, but she’s managed to pull two powerful production players onto her next film, Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment and Megan Ellison’s Annapurna.
Her UNTITLED MIRANDA JULY PROJECT will start production in late May, and like her previous two films, she will star in the film, playing “Old Dolio,” a woman whose world is upturned when her criminal parents invite an outsider to take part in their next big heist.
July’s quirky but lovable debut Me and You and Everyone We Know premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2005 and won a Special Jury Prize, then a few months later, it won the Camera d’Or at Cannes. The filmmaker’s second film The Future premiered at Sundance in 2011, but it didn’t have nearly as much critical or commercial success when it was released by Roadside Attractions.
Youree Henley is also producing July’s new film, and it’s probably safe to assume that July and her producers will try to get the movie made in time for a Sundance premiere next year.
Besides her work as a filmmaker and artist, July has also written a series of books including her most recent novel The First Bad Man, and her award-winning short story collection No One Belongs Here More Than You.
Edward Douglas | East Coast Editor