From Netflix’s “East of Eden” to a collaboration with former partner Zach Braff, here are all of the Oscar nominee’s upcoming projects.
For better or for worse, 2022 was the year of Florence Pugh.
“Don’t Worry Darling” achieved a level of pop culture relevance that most art films can only dream of, with film festival goers and celebrity gossip junkies hanging on to every detail of the feud between Pugh and her director, co-star Olivia Wilde. . But while the film’s reviews were mixed, no one could deny that Pugh gave a phenomenal performance in the lead role. The movie stars captivate industry watchers, while the acting chops justify the attention.
Pugh isn’t leaving the limelight anytime soon, as her upcoming film will be well-positioned to capitalize on her current momentum. Currently working with directors from Christopher Nolan to Denis Villeneuve, he can be seen everywhere from indie dramas to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Read on to see all of Pugh’s upcoming projects.
Whatever drama may have occurred on the set of “Don’t Worry Darling,” it clearly didn’t hurt Pugh with the actor-turned-directors. He recently signed on to helm the new psychological thriller “The Pack,” which will be Alexander Skarsgård’s first feature behind the camera. The film, which begins shooting in March 2023, follows a documentary crew who uncover dark secrets as they travel deep into the Alaskan wilderness to save an endangered species of wolf.
It was inevitable that a star with as much fame as Pugh would star in a Marvel movie. The Oscar nominee made her MCU debut as Jelena Belova in “Black Widow” before reprising the role in three episodes of “Hawkeye.” However, 2024’s “Thunderbolts” will put him at the center of the superhero. Jake Schreier is directing the ensemble film, which features a “Suicide Squad”-like plot about a group of supervillains who are recruited to go on a mission for the government. Pugh will be joined by an elite ensemble including Harrison Ford, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and David Harbour.
“Puss in Boots: The Last Wish”
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Dreamworks Animation’s sequel and “Shrek” spinoff, out Dec. 21, has an all-star cast. Antonio Banderas returns to voice the titular Puss, with Salma Hayek Pinault reprising her role as Kitty Softpaws. “What We Do in the Shadows” star Harvey Guillén makes his franchise debut as the canine Perro. Pugh plays Goldilocks, Wagner Moura plays the big bad wolf, Olivia Colman voices Mama Bear, and Ray Winstone plays Papa Bear. The fantastic adventure film directed by Joel Crawford stars Samson Kayo as Baby Bear and John Mulaney as Jack Horner.
Emma Donoghue’s psychological thriller novel “The Wonder” is being adapted for Netflix. Donoghue’s other book, “The Room,” earned an Oscar nod for Pugh’s MCU co-star Brie Larson.
Set in 1862, Pugh plays Lib Wright, an English nurse who is brought to a small Irish village to observe a girl who has reportedly been without her for months. However, Lib soon finds herself fighting to save the child’s life, while a journalist is also sent to cover the phenomenon. According to the official description, “The Wonder” is “a tale of two strangers who change each other’s lives, a psychological thriller, and a story of love versus evil.”
Also starring Ciarán Hinds, Toby Jones, Niamh Algar and Elaine Cassidy. “Gloria Bell” and “Fantastic Woman” director Sebastián Lelio directs and co-wrote the screenplay with “Conversations with Friends” and “Normal People” scribe Alice Birch.
“A good man”
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Zach Braff is writing, directing and producing the New Jersey drama, which is set for release on March 24, 2023. Pugh plays Allison, a woman who survives a fatal accident and develops an unlikely relationship with her future father-in-law, played by Morgan Freeman. Molly Shannon, Celeste O’Connor, Zoe Lister-Jones and Chinaza Uche round out the cast. Pugh also makes his producer debut with the film, which marks a reunion between Freeman and director Braff after 2017’s Going in Style.
WHO no in “Oppenheimer”?! Christopher Nolan’s latest historical drama boasts a massive cast, led by Cillian Murphy, who plays the titular scientist Robert J. Oppenheimer, known as the father of the atomic bomb. Emily Blunt stars as Oppenheimer’s wife Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer, a biologist and botanist, Matt Damon plays General Leslie Groves Jr., the director of the Manhattan Project, and Robert Downey Jr. plays Lewis Strauss, the founding commissioner of the United States Atomic Energy Commission. . Pugh plays psychiatrist Jean Tatlock, Benny Safdie plays theoretical physicist Edward Teller, Michael Angarano plays Robert Serber, and Josh Hartnett plays pioneering American nuclear scientist Ernest Lawrence.
“Oppenheimer” is Nolan’s first film at Universal Pictures after his Warner Bros. collapsed due to the pandemic release of “Tenet,” which shortened its HBO Max run. The film is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin. “Oppenheimer” will be shown in theaters on July 21, 2023.
“Dune: Part Two”
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Pugh has signed on to play Princess Irulan Corrino in Denis Villeneuve’s epic sequel Dune alongside returning stars Zendaya, Timothée Chalamet and Javier Bardem. Christopher Walken, Austin Butler and Léa Seydoux are among the fresh faces of the sci-fi franchise; “Dune: Part Two” is expected to be released on October 20, 2023.
“It’s like a game of chess,” director Villeneuve previously said. “Some new characters are introduced in the second installment, and I decided very early on that this first installment was going to be more about Paul Atreides and the Bene Gesserit and his experience when he first came into contact with another. culture. The second part, there will be a lot more Harkonnen stuff.”
Pugh is making a movie adaptation of Nita Prose’s novel The Maid, about a hotel housekeeper who struggles with social anxiety. Pugh will also star as Molly, whose life is turned upside down after she finds a hotel guest dead in her room. Her quirky behavior soon makes Molly the prime suspect, but it’s up to her to solve the case and clear her name. In parallel with “Clue”, the novel is a bestseller.
“East of Eden”
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Zoe Kazan is writing and producing an adaptation of John Steinbeck’s “East of Eden” for an upcoming Netflix limited series, with Pugh playing anti-heroine Cathy Ames. Kazan’s grandfather, Elia Kazan, famously adapted the novel to the big screen in 1955, starring James Dean. The role of Cathy Ames was played by Jo Van Fleet, who received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Jane Seymour later took on the role in the ABC miniseries adaptation in 1982, earning her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.
“More than anything, I wanted to fully express the novel’s amazing, unique anti-heroine, Cathy Ames,” Kazan said in a press statement. “Florence Pugh is our dream, Cathy; I can’t think of a more exciting actor to bring this character to life. Writing this limited series over the past two years has been the creative highlight of my life. I hope that with our partners Netflix, Anonymous Content and Endeavor Content we can do justice to this material and bring it to a new light for 21st century audiences.”
“We live in time”
Florence Pugh and Andrew Garfield are present at the 95th Academy Awards
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After co-presenting at the 2023 Oscars, Pugh and Andrew Garfield star in We Live in Time, with StudioCanal attached to produce. The Oscar-nominated actors will star in the “funny, deeply moving and captivating love story,” while the plot remains under wraps. Deadline. BAFTA winner John Crowley (“Goldfinch,” “True Detective,” “Brooklyn”) will direct from a script by Nick Payne (“Wanderlust”). Payne is also adapting Lily King’s novel Writers and Lovers, the directorial debut of Toni Collette.