During her downtime from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Elizabeth Olsen tends to fill her slate with a host of intriguing projects. Coming off the barnstorming Age of Ultron, it was musical drama I Saw the Light that offered the actress some respite from superhero fare last year and, in continuing that trend, Olsen has lined up the likes of Ingrid Goes West, Wind River and now Kodachrome, a road trip drama hailing from director Mark Raso (Copenhagen).
The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop, confirming that the actress has joined Ed Harris and Jason Sudeikis in the feature, one the centers on “a record label boss who embarks on a road trip across the U.S. in order to fulfill his father’s dying wish and have a roll of Kodachrome film developed, only to find there’s just one remaining shop accepting them.”
With Bruce Greenwood, Dennis Haysbert and Wendy Crewson also on board, it’s understood Elizabeth Olsen had been linked with a role in Kodachrome prior to Cannes earlier this year, before her name was removed from the casting docket. However, we now have confirmation that Olsen’s addition is a done deal.
The moviegoing masses and superhero fans in particular may identify Elizabeth Olsen from her time in the MCU, but the actress has long proven her flair for the dramatic, perhaps most notably in Sean Durkin’s cult drama Martha Marcy May Marlene. Plus, following the poor showing of I Saw the Light, news that the actress is bolstering her slate with eye-catching dramas is reason enough to get excited.
Kodachrome is due to enter production in Toronto over the weekend. As for Olsen, beyond those aforementioned roles across Ingrid Goes West and Wind River, the actress is all but set to reprise her role as Wanda Maximoff when Avengers: Infinity War rolls around in 2018.