Robin Williams' daughter Zelda set to make her directorial debut

Ben Arnold
Contributor
Zelda Williams (Credit: Getty)

Zelda Williams, daughter of the late Robin Williams, is all set to direct her first feature.

It will be a thriller called AMA (Ask Me Anything), taken from a script by writer John Wickstrom from the Black List, the annual collection of the un-produced scripts deemed the best in Hollywood.

The premise finds a superstar in the music business and a hot-shot publicist taking part in a candid, open interview with fans, but when a hacker hijacks the session, shocking details of the participants private lives are soon exposed.

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It’s being described as a cat-and-mouse type thriller with the backdrop of issues over privacy in the digital age.

The movie will be made by producers Assemble Media, Williams saying: “I’m honored that the team at Assemble saw in me the potential to help bring John Wikstrom’s dark Hollywood cautionary tale to the screen.

“For me, this project encompasses so many of my cinematic loves and I can’t think of a more timely moment for it.”

Zelda Williams and her late father Robin Williams (Credit: Getty)

29-year-old Williams has worked as an actress in many movies and TV shows, and premiered her first short film, Shrimp, at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.

It looked into the world of S&M and dominatrixes in Los Angeles, and featured cameo appearances from CSI star Frances Fisher, Sasha Lane and Thor: Ragnarok director and actor Taika Waititi.

The film concept was then signed up last November by Sky for a TV series, with Williams writing, producing, directing and starring.

Williams father, iconic star of movies like Good Morning Vietnam, died in August 2014.