Oscar nominees Florence Pugh and Andrew Garfield, who presented together at Sunday’s ceremonies, are reportedly in talks to appear in an upcoming ensemble project, according to a report first published in Deadline.
The pair are negotiating to star in StudioCanal’s We Live In Time, with John Crowley directing a script by Nick Payne. StudioCanal will be producing the film with Sunny March.
Also on board as producers are Leah Clarke, Adam Ackland, and Guy Heeley with Benedict Cumberbatch as executive producer.
While little information is available, the story has been described as a love comedy, with plans to begin shooting later this year.
Garfield recently gained accolades for his role in the FX limited series Under the Banner of Heaven, for which he received both an Emmy and a Screen Actors Guild award nomination. He had earlier been nominated for an Oscar for his performance in Tick…Tick…Boom!, and he also reprised his role as Peter Parker in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
It has been a busy year for Pugh, who recently appeared in Netflix’s The Wonder, and will soon be seen in A Good Person, Oppenheimer, and Dune Part Two. She will also be reprising her tole as Yelona Belova in Marvel Studios’ Thunderbolts.
Best known for his contributions to the Oscar-nominated drama Brooklyn, the Irish-born Crowley made his directorial debut in 2003 with Intermission, a comedy-drama set in Dublin. Crowley has also directed several notable stage productions, including Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman, which earned him a Tony nomination for its successful runs in New York and London.
Just last week, Pugh was quoted as saying, “It’s no secret that I only pick very intense roles… I like finding the ugliness in humans. I love being raw. I love being given a script where it challenges myself and I have never picked a role unless I’ve been scared of it.
It’s not known whether she had We Live In Time in mind when she offered those reflections.
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