After presenting the screenplay award at Sunday’s Oscar ceremony, Florence Pugh and Andrew Garfield have begun making plans to share the screen again as co-stars in the upcoming film “We Live in Time.”
The two Academy Award-nominated actors are in talks to star in the StudioCanal project, described as a “ridiculous, deeply moving and immersive love story.” John Crowley, best known for the BAFTA-winning film “Brooklyn,” is on board to direct from a script by Nick Payne (“The Last Letter From Your Lover,” “Wanderlust”). Apart from developing the script, StudioCanal will produce the project along with Sunny March.
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Further plot details are being kept under wraps, but if deals with Pugh and Garfield close, production is intended to begin later this year. StudioCanal executives Ron Halpern, EVP Global Production, and Joe Naftalin, SVP Global Production, are overseeing the project on behalf of the studio.
Already having a busy 2022 with “The Wonder” and “Don’t Worry Darling,” Pugh is gearing up for an even bigger year in 2023. She will next appear in “The Good Person,” followed by Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” in July and “Dune Run 2” in October. Then, she’ll reprise her role as assassin Yelena Belova for Marvel Studios’ “Thunderbolts.”
Like Pugh, Garfield is an award-winning actor with the superhero side. In his return as Peter Parker in Sony/Marvel’s “Spider-Man: No Way Home” and “Tick, Tick… Boom!” After delighting Spider-Man fans with his Oscar-nominated turn as Jonathan Larson in , Garfield starred. in the FX limited series “Under the Banner of Heaven”, which earned him Emmy and SAG Award nominations.
Pugh and Garfield are represented by CAA. Pugh is also replaced by Johnson, Shapiro, Sleevet & Cooley and Brillstein Entertainment Partners at Shelter PR, Greg Sleevet. Garfield is also replaced by Gordon and French. Crowley is repped by WME and Casarotto Ramsay & Associates.
Deadline was the first to report news of the developing project.
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