Update: A24 has picked up the film for around $3 million and Dakota Johnson has joined the cast, Deadline reports.
With his early promise starring in films from Terry Gilliam, David Fincher, Spike Jonze, and Mark Romanek, it was clear to see Andrew Garfield would have quite a successful career after hanging up the Spidey suit, and that’s certainly the case. Following films from Ramin Bahrani and Martin Scorsese, he’s now found his next project, and it’s from one of the most exciting up-and-coming directors as of late.
Garfield is set to lead Under the Silver Lake, a crime thriller from an original script by David Robert Mitchell (It Follows, The Myth of the American Sleepover), who will also direct. Set to shoot this summer, it’s described as “a modern-day noir crime thriller set in Los Angeles,” but unfortunately that’s all we get for now.
“The next one I think is gonna be a drama. (I think.),” the director told Filmmaker Magazine last year. “I also have kind of a mystery adventure with a little bit of comedy. I have a detective story. I have some science fiction. I have a lot of stuff. It’s just an issue of when can I convince people to give me money to do these things, then I’ll make them.”
As for this project, producer Michael De Luca tells Variety, “David Robert Mitchell is one of the great new voices in cinema and I am honored to be working with him and the entire producing team. I look forward to working with the esteemed team at Insiders to bring David’s film to audiences around the world.”
As we await more details, check out our discussion of It Follows below and our talk with Mitchell here.
Are you looking forward to the next feature from the director of It Follows?