EXCLUSIVE: Ewan McGregor (Obi-Wan Kenobi) has signed on to star opposite Anne Hathaway in Warner Bros Motion Picture Group’s currently untitled new film from David Robert Mitchell, the filmmaker behind titles like It Follows and Under the Silver Lake.
Pic’s logline is under wraps, though it’s previously been described as a “thrill-ride” to be shot in Imax. Mitchell will direct from his own original script and produce alongside J.J. Abrams and Hannah Minghella for Bad Robot, and Jackson Pictures’ Matt Jackson. Jake Weiner and Chris Bender of Good Fear Content will serve as executive producers. Sheila Walcott and Zach Hamby are overseeing the project for WBMPG.
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Recently reprising his role as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi in Disney+’s Emmy-nominated limited series of the same name, McGregor won an Emmy for his starring turn on Netflix’s Halston, also appearing in films like Birds of Prey, Doctor Sleep and Christopher Robin. He will soon be seen in the Showtime and Paramount Global miniseries A Gentleman in Moscow which he also exec produced. His other films coming up for release include Niclas Larsson’s TIFF dramedy Mother Couch, in which he stars opposite Rhys Ifans, Taylor Russell and Ellen Burstyn; and Bleeding Love, the SXSW-premiering drama he produced and stars in opposite daughter Clara McGregor.
McGregor is represented by UTA and attorney Robert Offer of Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.
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