David O. Russell is one of the most revered filmmakers of all time. His movies like American Hustle, Joy, and Silver Linings Playbook have earned him critical and commercial acclaim. Along the way, the director has earned a few Academy and Golden Globes Awards. That being said, the next project for Russell remains a mystery. However, the filmmaker is assembling quite the cast for the new venture. As first reported by Deadline, Rami Malek and Zoe Saldana are the latest stars to join the still-untitled film’s ensemble cast.
The two powerhouse performers join the previously cast Margot Robbie and Christian Bale. Additionally, Tenet star John David Washington joined the cast back in October, replacing Michael B. Jordan. Per the initial reports surrounding the film, its plot is based on an original idea from David O. Russell but details are being kept under wraps at this time.
The Fighter helmer is looking to begin production on his latest feature this month. Moreover, Matthew Budman (Joy) will board the picture as executive producer along with Anthony Katagas (Ad Astra). Recently, Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki (Birdman) came aboard the project as cinematographer as well. New Regency will produce and distribute the feature with no release date currently set.
Zoe Saldana is a household name thanks to her roles in Star Trek, Avatar, and Guardians of the Galaxy. The multitalented actress will next appear as Gamora in Thor: Love and Thunder as well as reprising her role as Neytiri in the Avatar sequels. Malek, who earned an Oscar for his performance as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, will next star in HBO Max’s The Little Things opposite Denzel Washington and Jared Leto. The actor will also take on a villainous role in the consistently delayed No Time to Die.
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