Andrew Garfield’s all-too-brief spell in the Spidey suit may not have panned out as expected but, in arriving soon after The Social Network, Sony’s brace of Amazing Spider-Man movies thrust the actor into the spotlight for all to see, resulting in Garfield snapping up a series of roles in the likes of 99 Homes and Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-tipped Silence.
Adding another feather to that cap today, Variety has confirmed Andrew Garfield has been tapped to headline Under the Silver Lake, a “modern-day noir crime thriller” coming by way of David Robert Mitchell, best known for horrific sleeper hit It Follows and The Myth of the American Sleepover.
Mitchell penned the script for this one, sending Garfield to the bright lights of LA to experience a journey that is being kept largely under wraps for now. We do know that Michael De Luca is attached to produce on behalf of his Michael De Luca Productions banner, with Chris Bender, Jake Weiner and Adele Romanski also on board. For now, Garfield is the sole cast member, but with the project slated to enter production in the summer, expect David Robert Mitchell to stage a casting spree as he preps his noir thriller.
Andrew Garfield will likely head Under the Silver Lake at some point in early 2017. Before that, he’ll be seen rubbing shoulders with Liam Neeson, Adam Driver, Ciaran Hinds and Tadanobu Asano in Scorsese’s spiritual drama Silence, itself set to arrive in November.