A24 is keeping in business with Halina Reijn.
Following the indie box office success of the Dutch actress-turned-feature-filmmaker’s 2022 word-of-mouth hit “Bodies Bodies Bodies,” A24 has another upcoming project with Reijn. “Babygirl,” the studio announced on November 21, will star Nicole Kidman and Harris Dickinson in an erotic thriller about a successful CEO who begins an illicit affair with her much younger intern. Antonio Banderas, Sophie Wilde (breakout star of A24’s “Talk to Me”), and Jean Reno also join the cast, IndieWire has confirmed. “Babygirl” will mark Reijn’s second feature film, which she wrote as well.
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David Hinojosa of 2AM will produce alongside Reijn of MAN UP Film and A24, who is financing the project. Julia Oh, Zach Nutman, and Christine D’Souza Gelb of 2AM will serve as executive producers on “Babygirl.”
Reijn’s satirical slasher “Bodies Bodies Bodies” is already headed for cult classic status since premiering at SXSW 2022, where A24 picked up the project for an August 2022 release. The film grossed $14 million globally and featured star-making turns from up-and-comers Amandla Stenberg, Myha’la Herrold, Chase Sui Wonders, and Rachel Sennott. Oscar nominee Maria Bakalova also starred with Lee Pace.
A24’s fall release schedule includes writer/director Sean Durkin’s sports drama “The Iron Claw,” also starring Dickinson alongside Jeremy Allen White and Zac Efron as the Von Erich brothers who became wrestling sensations in the 1980s before succumbing to tragedy amid what they came to know as a family “curse.” Dickinson is also on TV right now in FX’s hacker thriller “A Murder at the End of the World,” from “The OA” creators Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij. Dickinson also starred in 2023 Best Picture nominee “Triangle of Sadness.”
Kidman, meanwhile, will be honored with the American Film Institute’s AFI Life Achievement Award in April 2024. She also stars in Prime Video’s “The Expats” limited series from “The Farewell” director Lulu Wang. Upcoming, she also has Baz Luhrmann’s “Faraway Downs,” the fellow Aussie director’s recut of his 2008 “Australia,” coming to Hulu.
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