Universal Pictures is putting together an “Invisible Woman” movie, and Elizabeth Banks is expected to star, direct, and produce the film. Erin Cressida Wilson is writing the script, with Max Handelman also serving as a producer on the movie. Alison Small is expected to serve as an executive producer for the film, which doesn’t have a release date at this time.
Details on the movie are slim, but the film isn’t expected to connect with Elisabeth Moss’ “Invisible Man” movie, which is also from Universal Pictures. The plan of the interconnected monster universe, which Universal Pictures called the Dark Universe, seems to be on hold for now. That might change if “The Invisible Man” or the “The Invisible Woman” become overnight success stories. “The Invisible Man” will play as a horror-thriller involving domestic abuse, and is scheduled to hit theaters in 2020. No other casting information has been released on “The Invisible Woman,” but the studio will announce more names as the project moves toward production. Universal Pictures released “The Invisible Woman” in 1940 with director A. Edward Sutherland. The movie featured Virginia Bruce, John Barrymore, John Howard, and Charles Ruggles.
Banks directed the hit “Pitch Perfect 2” for Universal Pictures back in 2015, a movie that made $69M over its opening weekend before grossing $287M worldwide. Banks also directed the recent “Charlie’s Angels” reboot with Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska. That film was part of Sony Pictures, and the movie struggled during a crowded box office. Earlier this year, Banks voiced Wyldstyle in “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” for Warner Bros. Pictures, and starred in the horror-thriller “Brightburn” for Sony Pictures.
If you’re a fan of the actor/director, you can catch her in the TV series “Mrs. America” in 2020 as White House assistant and head of the White House Office of Women’s Programs, Jill Ruckelshaus. That project is coming to Hulu and also features Cate Blanchett, Uzo Aduba, Rose Byrne, Kayli Carter, Ari Graynor, Melanie Lynskey, James Marsden, Margo Martindale, Sarah Paulson, John Slattery, and Tracey Ullman.
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