Get ready for a reunion of epic proportions! Jurnee Smollett and Misha Green, the talented duo behind Lovecraft Country and Underground, are joining forces once again for their latest project, Sunflower. Jurnee Smollett is all set to dazzle on the big screen as the star of this new film, written, directed, and produced by the multi-talented Misha Green.
Lionsgate has officially confirmed the news and plans to start production this summer, with Meredith Wieck and Aaron Edmonds overseeing the project. This is a film that promises to captivate, with two of the most talented actors and filmmakers in the industry bringing their skills to the table. Sunflower is set to be the next big project for both Jurnee Smollett and Misha Green, and we can’t wait to see what they have in store for us.
Green said, “The sunflower bloomed with pride as it marked my first script sale in the bustling city of Hollywood.” And now, as I step into the director’s chair for my debut feature film, it feels like fate has come full circle.
I am blessed to have a team of talented partners by my side, including the visionary Nathan, the fearless Lionsgate team, the skilled Craig, and the stunning Jurnee, who will join me in bringing this story to life on the big screen. “It’s a dream come true, and I couldn’t have asked for a better group of collaborators.”
For those who are unfamiliar with Jurnee, she rose to fame as a child actor in the hit sitcoms Full House and On Our Own, as well as bringing laughter to Robin Williams’ comedy Jack. She then transitioned to more mature roles, shining in The Great Debaters, Hands of Stone, and the TV series True Blood and Friday Night Lights.
With a mesmerizing performance in Lovecraft Country, she earned critical acclaim and a well-deserved Emmy nomination. Her portrayal of the iconic superhero Black Canary in Birds of Prey solidified her place in the hearts of fans. Soon, we’ll see Smollett in the captivating Amazon courtroom drama The Burial alongside powerhouses Jamie Foxx and Tommy Lee Jones.
About Sunflower Movie and Plot
According to Green in Sunflower, two fearless women are trapped, struggling to break free from the grasp of a crazed college professor who has taken them hostage on a secluded sunflower farm. The endless fields of golden blooms stand witness to their intense fight for survival as they bravely attempt to escape from their kidnapper’s cruel grip.
While talking about the movie, Green also states that “at our studio, we were all captivated by the sheer talent and mastery displayed by Misha, Jurnee, and the Lovecraft Country team as they fearlessly crafted a genre-defining series.” With their innovative approach, they seamlessly undermined expectations and brought a fresh perspective to the genre.
Nathan Kahane, President of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, went on to describe the exciting potential of their latest project, Sunflower. “The screenplay is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before,” he enthused. “With its unique blend of thrills, scares, and heart-pounding suspense, Sunflower is poised to be a cinematic masterpiece.”
The scene was electric, the team was in their element, and we could almost see the story unfold before our very eyes. “The creative energy was deep, and it was evident that Sunflower was destined to be an unforgettable film.”
Who is Misha Green?
Misha Green! Known for her captivating writing on popular shows like Anarchy, Spartacus, and Heroes, Green ventures out to create her series with WGN’s Underground. But when it’s cut after two seasons, she rises to the challenge and brings to life the spine-chilling horror novel Lovecraft Country for HBO.
Green showcases her multi-talented abilities, not only writing and producing the series but also making her mark as a television director with the show’s eighth episode. Despite being widely celebrated and earning an Emmy nomination for her scripts, HBO decided not to renew the series for another season. But don’t worry, Green is back with a bang! The Mother, an action-packed thriller starring Jennifer Lopez and written by Green herself, is coming to Netflix in May. Get ready for a visual feast.
The Sunflower Project will be brought to life by the talented duo of Green and Craig Flores, who just made a big splash with their sleeper hit thriller Crawl. And don’t worry, and the project will be in safe hands with Meredith Wieck and Aaron Edmonds, who is keeping a watchful eye on Lionsgate. As the summer sun rises, so does the excitement for the start of sunflower production. Keep your eyes on Otakukart News for the latest and greatest updates.