From caped crusaders to Henrik Ibsen, Nia DaCosta is constructing an eclectic filmography. Following her history-making success on the field workplace with horror pic “Candyman” and forward of her foray into the Marvel universe with Brie Larson-starrer “The Marvels,” DaCosta has signed on to put in writing and direct an adaptation of Ibsen’s 1891 play “Hedda Gabler” for MGM’s Orion Footage and Plan B. Selection broke the information.
“Hedda Gabbler” tells the story of “its titular character as she navigates a home she doesn’t need, a wedding she feels trapped in, and an ex-lover who has reappeared in her life,” the supply teases.
Glenda Jackson obtained an Oscar nod for Greatest Actress for “Hedda,” a 1975 movie adaptation of the play.
DaCosta grew to become the primary Black lady filmmaker to open a film at No. 1 on the home field workplace with “Candyman.” She made her function debut with 2018’s “Little Woods,” against the law drama starring Tessa Thompson and Lily James. “The Marvels” is slated for launch July 28, 2023. Iman Vellani (“Ms. Marvel”) will be part of Larson and Teyonah Parris (“If Beale Avenue May Speak”) within the “Captain Marvel” sequel. Additionally on DaCosta’s upcoming slate is an adaptation of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “The Water Dancer,” the story of a person born into bondage and gifted with a mysterious energy.
Requested about one of the best and worst recommendation she’s obtained, DaCosta advised us, “Write what and write what . I used to take it too actually. Now I’ve freed myself to put in writing what I do know emotionally however enable it to cross into the unfamiliar.”