Strange storiesa new movie Captain Marvel directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, just announced a star-studded cast including The Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal. Set in the 1980s, the film will also star Ben Mendelsohn, Jay Ellis, Jack Champion, Angus Cloud, Dominique Thorne, Keir Gilchrist and Michelle Farrah Huang, and will draw some notable Oakland residents to explore the environment it tries to create. recapture to drive home.
Per deadlinewho broke the news, here’s the movie’s synopsis: “Set in Oakland in 1987, Strange stories is a completely original, immersive film inspired by Ryan’s experience growing up in the Bay. The film consists of four interrelated stories, each featuring different characters, real-life locations, and notable historical events (some real, others imagined).
This comes in the midst of a busy period for Pascal, who is not appearing alone The Mandalorianbut The last of us and appeared in this year The unbearable weight of enormous talent. Mendelsohn is just as busy, as one of the greatest “smarmy villain” actors of the current era, with roles in movies like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Done player one.
Boden and Fleck have since been linked to a number of TV and film projects Captain Marvel, but this is the first one that really gets moving. It was previously reported that they were in talks for a Disney+ series, likely one of the Marvel shows, but that hasn’t materialized yet.
Strange stories feels like a new chapter in the nostalgia wave of the ’80s and ’90s that started Stranger things. Kevin Smith’s Next Movie, The 4:30 p.m. movie, is also set in the 1980s and revolves around teen theater hopping. It has extra nostalgic value, because it will be included in Smith’s youth cinema, which he recently bought.
Given the title and split story, that’s likely too Strange stories will prompt some comparisons Southland storiesthe cult classic (and box office bomb) of Donnie Darko director Richard Kelly.
This is also reported by Deadline’s story Strange stories is funded by eOne, with Jillian Share, Jen Gorton and Chanel Vidal overseeing film production for the studio, and Share and Gorton executive producing. Jelani Johnson and Poppy Hanks of MACRO Film Studios will serve as producers with Charles D. King and James F. Lopez serving as executive producers. Too $hort and his manager David Weintraub will also produce, with Raphael Saadiq handling the film’s music.
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