News about new Netflix projects has been spreading left and right and today is no different! In very exciting news about the cast and creative team, Laura Dern and Liam Hemsworth have been tapped to star in the streaming service’s upcoming romance flick, planet alone. And, somehow, it gets even better. Oscar nominee and three-time Emmy nominee, Susannah Grantalso signed his name on the dotted line to write and direct.
While plot details are being kept under wraps, we do know that the story will take place in Morocco. However, mom is the word on exactly who Dern and Hemsworth will portray and if or how their characters will intersect. While there isn’t much news from what, with Netflix’s reputation for bringing its customers some of the best content, there’s no doubt that planet alone will be the same.
With no release date anywhere in sight, fans might be eager for their next fix from the names hitherto attached to the production. For Dern, fans will very soon see her take on the world of dinosaurs again in Jurassic World Dominion. Throwing down the archeology boots of her longtime character Dr. Ellie Sattler, she will join her jurassic park co stars Jeff Goldblum and Sam Neil in his first jurassic park franchise film since 2001. The past few years have been kind to the actress as in 2020 she landed her first Oscar for her performance in Marriage story. His credit sheet is unfathomable, having appeared in just about every genre over the past 30 years. Scooping accolades left and right, Dern has received awards for projects such as big little lies, Afterburnerand Enlightened.
An Emmy-nominated artist, Hemsworth’s last film project was the neo-noir thriller, Arkansas. An adaptation of the novel of the same name written by John Brandonthe film would see Hemsworth star alongside the likes of Vince Vaughn, Vivica A. Foxand John Malkovich. While it was surely hard to shake off his Gale persona in The hunger Games franchise, the actor has held famous roles in a multitude of feature films over the years, including The dual and Independence Day: Resurgence. Outside planet aloneHemsworth can next be seen in the Russell Crowe movie made, Poker face.
As for Grant, who will also join planet alone as a producer, she recently found huge success in the Netflix series, Incredible. Lead a team of actors including Tony Colette, Merritt Weverand Kaitlyn Dever, Grant took the helm of the true-crime series as showrunner, writer, director, and executive producer. A woman who really needs no introduction (but we’ll give it to her anyway), Grant is the mind behind some of the film industry’s biggest hits, using her writing skills on productions such as Erin Brokovitch, The Soloistand In his shoes. Currently, the Catch and release the writer and director is hard at work executive producing FX’s upcoming series, Fleishman is in trouble.
Although we can go on and on about the accomplishments and background of the recently announced additions to Netflix. planet alone, we will leave it there. While no news is available regarding the new series at this time, stay tuned to Collider for updates as they come!
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