After nearly half a year of negotiations, Netflix has struck a deal for Joe and Anthony Russo’s next big-budget film.
The duo, known for the Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame mega-blockbusters, will direct The electrical state for the streaming giant, a move that reunites them with the company behind their current project, the action movie The gray girlwhich debuts in July.
Millie Bobby Brown, Netflix’s Breakthrough Star Weird stuffis on board to star in the feature, with Chris Pratt, who appeared in the Russos’ avengers movies, talking to join her.
Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, old Russo writers who worked on gray man just like the avengers photos, are writing the script.
The cost is not cheap. The project had previously been set up at Universal, which ultimately didn’t like the price tag and turned it around. The new budget is north of $200 million, according to sources.
The story revolves around an orphaned teenager (Brown) who traverses an American west reminiscent of a retro future with a sweet but mysterious robot and an eccentric drifter in search of her younger brother.
The project is an adaptation of the acclaimed 2018 illustrated novel by Simon Stålenhag, the writer-artist who also Stories from the Loop†
Producing are the Russos through their AGBO banner, along with the company co-founder Mike Larocca. Chris Castaldi and Patrick Newall also produce. The executive producers are Angela Russo-Otstot, Jake Aust, Geoff Haley, Markus and McFeely.
Production will start in October in Atlanta.
The Russos are represented by CAA and Greenberg Glusker, while Brown is represented by WME and Hansen Jacobson.