Olivia Munn & Justin Theroux Reteam for Justine Bateman’s Drama “Violet”


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has signed on for the title role of ’s directorial debut , which also stars and . Munn and Theroux previously worked together in voice roles for The Lego Ninjago Movie, and both appeared in Zoolander 2, which Theroux co-wrote.

Bateman is producing and directing from her own script that follows a rising film executive who lives according to the voice (Theroux) in her head, until unexpectedly realizing the truth, it’s been lying about everything. Lapaglia will portray her boss, who diminishes Violet’s confidence in a way similar to the voice.

Bateman will produce under her Section 5 banner, along with Mark G. Mathis. Cassian Elwes is executive producing the project. Shooting is scheduled to begin in the spring in .

Munn’s credits include portraying Psylocke in X-Men: Apocalypse and in the upcoming Dark Phoenix. She can be seen next in The Predator and Oceans 8, she is represented by and .

Bateman’s comedy short Five Minutes debuted at the Toronto Festival and was named an official selection at the 2018 Tribeca Festival. Previously she produced Ileana Douglas’ comedy series Easy to Assemble and was nominated for an Emmy in Family Ties. She is represented by .

Variety broke the news.

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