Sadie Sink, best known for Stranger Things but fresh off an acclaimed supporting performance in Darren Aronofsky‘s The Whale, has found her next film. She is set to star in rock opera O’Dessa, with Geremy Jasper directing for Searchlight Pictures.
Set in a post-apocalyptic future, the film is an original rock opera about a farm girl on an epic quest to recover a cherished family heirloom. Her journey leads her to a strange and dangerous city where she meets her one true love. But in order to save his soul, she must put the power of destiny and song to the ultimate test.
Penned by Jasper, with original songs written and produced by Jasper and Jason Binnick, the film reunites producers Michael Gottwald, Noah Stahl, and Rodrigo Teixeira, as well as executive producers Jonathan Montepare, Dan Janvey, and Lourenço Sant’Anna. All worked on Jasper’s breakout 2017 drama, Patti Cake$.
“We are so excited to be collaborating with Geremy again,” said Searchlight presidents Matthew Greenfield and David Greenbaum. “With O’Dessa, he brings extraordinary and visceral energy to a whole new cinematic landscape.”
Sink had an impressive 2022, which began with the fourth season of Stranger Things, included Taylor Swift‘s short film All Too Well, Dear Zoe, The Americans, and the Broadway production of Annie as the titular role, before concluding with the aforementioned role in The Whale. She’s poised for a real breakout, and O’Dessa might be the role.
Production on the film will reportedly begin in May in Croatia, just before Sink heads off to shoot the final season of Stranger Things.