Julia Louis-Dreyfus has spent most of her career residing in the world of TV, winning a host of awards for her roles on Seinfeld, The New Adventures Of Old Christine, and Veep. But her next project will be on the silver screen, as she’s signed on to star in A24’s mother-daughter fairytale, Tuesday.
Plot details are under wraps, but the studio did reveal that Irish actress Lola Petticrew will play the title character – Louis-Dreyfus’ daughter – and that the film will co-star British actor/playwriter Arinzé Kene, who was last seen starring alongside Rachel Brosnahan in Julia Hart‘s drama I’m Your Woman last year.
Daina O. Pusic will make her feature directorial debut on the project following a number of acclaimed short films. A24 is co-financing the film with the BBC.
Louis-Dreyfus starring in an A24 movie should get any film fan excited. As mentioned, she’s not one to usually appear on the big screen. Her most well-known film role might be as the lead alongside James Gandolfini in Nicole Holofcener‘s charming Enough Said. She also starred alongside Will Ferrell in Downhill last year.
Hopefully we’ll learn more about Tuesday shortly. A24 projects are always intriguing, and JLD starring in a mysterious fairytale – the kind of project she’s never done – is certainly worth keeping an eye on.