Having recently starred in a crime thriller – Paul Feig‘s blackly comic A Simple Favor – Anna Kendrick is returning to the genre. The Pitch Perfect actress will star in the independent thriller Unsound. Bharat Nalluri is directing from a script written by Matthew Ross and Christopher Edwards.
The film revolves around a New England state trooper struggling with irreversible hearing loss while investigating the prison escape of a gang leader. While digging into the case, she stumbles across a vast, life-threatening conspiracy. A package is being put together to sell the rights to the film at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival.
Nalluri has mostly worked in TV, directing the pilot episodes of shows such as Life On Mars and Hustle. This is certainly the biggest project of his career, and it’s also cool to see Kendrick – an actor who is usually seen in higher-budgeted productions – headlining an independent film.
We’ll wait for more news regarding the project. Kendrick will next be seen in the Disney+ Christmas comedy Noelle, which also stars Bill Hader, Billy Eichner, Julie Hagerty, and Shirley MacLaine. That hits Disney+ on Tuesday, November 12.