Riley Keough, star of The Girlfriend Experience and Mad Max: Fury Road, is in final negotiations to venture Under the Silver Lake for A24’s upcoming crime noir pic.
Variety has the scoop, revealing that the so-hot-right-now actress is on the verge of joining a cast that already boasts Fifty Shades star Dakota Johnson, Topher Grace and Andrew Garfield. David Robert Mitchell (It Follows) is the director at the helm, and the outlet goes on to confirm that Keough is circling the film’s female lead. Further details regarding her potential character were not disclosed at the time of writing; all we know for sure is that the thriller takes place in Los Angeles.
Under the Silver Lake first started to coalesce at Cannes Film Festival earlier in the year, when A24 snapped up the rights off the back of Mitchell’s horror hit It Follows. In that time, Michael De Luca (The Social Network) has come attached to produce and, should a deal fall into place, Riley Keough will be one of the final casting additions before production gets going in earnest in the early stages of 2017.
Elsewhere on the actress’ slate, there’s also an upcoming reunion with Steven Soderbergh for NASCAR heist movie Logan Lucky. The Girlfriend Experience has been renewed for a second season at Starz, so expect to see Christine Reade slink onto the small-screen next year, too. And finally, Keough also had a part opposite Shia LaBeouf in the largely divisive road trip movie American Honey.
Stay tuned for more on Riley Keough’s potential trip Under the Silver Lake as the A24 noir inches closer to development.