Greta Gerwig Readying Directorial Debut Lady Bird

She's looking to start shooting in March

Greta Gerwig Readying Directorial Debut Lady Bird

by James White |
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Greta Gerwig has been expanding her influence on her films for a few years now, adding writer to her credits for several movies since 2008’s Nights And Weekends and also working occasionally as a producer. Now she’ll be calling the shots for a film, aiming to start making **Lady Bird **next year.

Unlike some other actors-turned-directors, Gerwig doesn’t apparently plan to appear in this one (though she may end up filling a role if needed). The details on Lady Bird are scarce, but apparently it involves a young woman deciding to move from Sacramento (the capital of California, trivia fans), and chronicling her last year in the city.

With the cameras due to roll in March, Gerwig has IAC Films’ backing and Scott Rudin aboard to produce alongside Eli Bush and Evelyn O’Neill. Gerwig has worked a lot alongside real-life partner Noah Baumbach, co-writing the likes of Frances Ha, and Mistress America, which arrives here on August 14.

She’ll also be seen in Maggie’s Plan and Weiner-Dog, and is getting set to work on Mike Mills’ new film, 20th Century Women alongside Elle Fanning and Annette Bening.

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