Alden Ehrenreich (Solo: A Star Wars Story) and Phoebe Dynevor (Bridgerton) have signed on to star in Fair Play, a drama written and directed by Chloe Domont (Star Trek: Discovery). Star Thrower and T-Street will be producing, with the latter also financing the project.
The story takes place after a woman’s promotion at a cut-throat hedge fund sends her relationship with her male partner on a downward spiral, which threatens to unravel far more than just their recent engagement.
This is an interesting pairing, as the two actors are at very different points in their careers. Ehrenreich was seen of as the next great star after his breakout supporting role in the Coen’s Hail Caesar!, which then landed him the lead role in the Brave New World series and, most notably, the role of Han Solo in Solo: A Star Wars Story.
But the film bombed and was received relatively poorly, while Brave New World also whiffed, being cancelled after one season, leaving Ehrenreich to pick up the pieces on a career that’s currently stalled. He just wrapped production on Elizabeth Banks‘ Cocaine Bear, which is actually his first film role since Solo in 2018.
Dynevor, on the other hand, received global recognition for her leading role in Netflix’s record-breaking Bridgerton. The show is currently in production on its second season, and Dynevor is on the path to becoming a breakout star. She just starred in British drama The Colour Room alongside Matthew Goode, while she’s on board to lead in-development Sony thriller I Heart Murder.
We’ll wait and see what Fair Play will do for both actor’s careers. Production is slated to begin in January in Serbia.