Millie Bobby Brown Starring In YA-Based Drama The Thing About Jellyfish

Millie Bobby Brown

by James White |
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More normally found facing the terrors of television with Stranger Things, Millie Bobby Brown has been upping her film work of late, and has just signed on to a new movie. She'll star in novel adaptation The Thing About Jellyfish.

Director Wanuri Kahiu will oversee this one, which has a script from playwright Molly Smith Metzler that draws from Ali Benjamin's YA tome. Jellyfish tells the story of a young girl named Suzy as she enters seventh grade. When her former best friend dies in a drowning accident – and not believing her mother who says that sometimes "these things happen" – Suzy becomes convinced that the true cause of the tragedy was a rare jellyfish sting. She retreats into a silent world of her imagination and begins crafting a globe-trotting plan to prove her theory, with the book exploring the ideas of life and death, the frailty of friendships and the potential of hope right next door.

MWM Studios picked up the rights in 2017 and will now produce the film alongside Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea. As for Brown's next film to appear, that would be Godzilla: King Of The Monsters, due out on 31 May. Stranger Things, meanwhile, returns on 4 July.

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