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Elizabeth Banks to star in and direct The Invisible Woman film

November 27th, 2019 | by vBollywood Author
Elizabeth Banks to star in and direct The Invisible Woman film

Following her directing and acting work on the Charlie’s Angels movie, Elizabeth Banks will now helm and star in The Invisible Woman for Universal Pictures, EW has revealed.

Not to be confused with The Invisible Man, which is directed by Leigh Whannell and stars Elisabeth Moss as a woman dealing with her abusive and newly invisible ex (played by Oliver Jackson-Cohen). It’s similar to the kind of horror stories the studio is developing with Blumhouse, though The Invisible Woman is not a Blumhouse project.

The film is a separate Universal release, based on an original concept by Banks. The Girl on the Train screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson penned the latest draft of the screenplay, while Banks and her producing partner at Brownstone Productions, Max Handelman, will produce. Alison Small will executive-produce.

1940 saw the release of The Invisible Woman as a sci-fi comedy, after a model who agrees to be a guinea pig for an experiment involving an invisibility machine. She uses her literal transparency to take revenge on her old boss. The story comes after reports recently surfaced of Rocketman director Dexter Fletcher helming Renfield, a film said to be about Dracula’s henchman.

Banks made her directorial debut on 2015’s Pitch Perfect 2 before directing Kristen Stewart, Aladdin’s Naomi Scott, and Hunted’s Ella Balinska in Charlie’s Angels. The film under performed at the box office after debuting November 15, but Banks wrote in a tweet, “Well, if you’re going to have a flop, make sure your name is on it at least 4x. I’m proud of #CharliesAngels and happy it’s in the world.”

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