Elizabeth Banks to direct and star in Universal's Invisible Woman
According DeadlineUniversal Pictures is currently in the process of developing a new movie titled Invisible Woman, with Elizabeth Banks ready to direct and star in the movie. This marks the latest collaboration between Banks and the studio, which worked together on the blockbuster Pitch Perfect franchise. Erin Cressida Wilson (The Girl on the Train) wrote the current draft.
This project also comes three months before the premiere of Universal and Blumhouse's The Invisible Man, starring Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid & # 39; s Tale) and Oliver Jackson-Cohen (The Haunting of Hill House). The film directed by Leigh Whannell follows the story of a woman who escaped from her rich and abusive husband. But when Cecilia's former abuser (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) commits suicide and leaves a generous part of his vast fortune, Cecilia suspects that his death was a scam and she fears he's still around her.
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Based on the studio's classic monster character, Invisible Woman was from an original Banks field, who will also act as a producer along with her husband Max Handelman through her track at Brownstone Productions. The film will be produced by Alison Small of Brownstone.
In 1940, Universal released a science fiction comedy titled The Invisible Woman, starring Virginia Bruce as the main character. It is not yet clear what the genre of Banks' film will be and whether it will be similar to the original or not, because the plot details are being kept private, but it is very different from the science fiction horror movie The Invisible Man.
Invisible Woman will be the latest addition to Universal's list of upcoming monster projects, including: Dexter Fletcher's film about Dracula Renfield's henchman and Paul Feig's Black Army.
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Banks recently directed and starred in the reboot of Sony Pictures' Charlie's Angels, which had its theatrical release earlier this month. His other film credits include Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy, The Hunger Games trilogy, and James Gunn's horror film Brightburn.
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