Occupying a spot between the actress’ ongoing commitment to the lucrative Fifty Shades franchise, The Hollywood Reporter brings word from Cannes that Dakota Johnson has closed a deal to star opposite Andrew Garfield in Under the Silver Lake, a “modern-day-noir crime thriller” hailing from David Robert Mitchell.
In case you weren’t aware, that’s the filmmaker behind last year’s horrific sleeper hit It Follows, not to mention The Myth of the American Sleepover. For Mitchell’s latest, the celebrated writer-director is working from his own script, shipping Garfield off to the bright lights of LA in a journey that is being kept largely under wraps for now.
What we do know is that A24 has snapped up domestic rights for Under the Silver Lake, eyeing a production start in the City of Angels at some point during the summer. Michael De Luca – reuniting with Andrew Garfield following his work on David Fincher’s The Social Network – is attached to produce the noir thriller via his De Luca Productions banner with Chris Bender, Jake Weiner and Adele Romanski also on board. It’s understood Lucy Kitada will oversee production once those cameras begin rolling in a few months’ time.
It’s one of many upcoming roles for Andrew Garfield, who will next be seen among Martin Scorsese’s all-star cast for Silence. Dakota Johnson, meanwhile, adds Under the Silver Lake to a slate that already boasts both Fifty Shades Darker and Freed, not to mention Suspiria and Darius Marder’s The Sound of Metal.