Gemma Arterton is being lined up to star in Wright Girls.
The film, produced by Relativity Media and Atlas Entertainment, is described as a dark comedy-thriller about two young actresses who live together and are co-stars of a successful television show. However, they actually detest one another, and resort to extreme measures when they compete for the same role in a movie.
The film is a remake of Japanese comedy 2LDK, and has been scripted by Bert Royal, who wrote Emma Stone’s witty comedy Easy A.
Andy Fickman, director of You Again, is currently in talks to helm the project. The second female lead has not yet been cast, though the project was at one time rumoured to star Megan Fox. Sources indicate this is no longer the case.
Arterton, whose highest profile work saw her appear as damsels in distress in both Clash of the Titans and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, although neither film was particularly well received, and her best work, including indie film The Disappearance of Alice Creed and Stephen Frears’ comedy Tamara Drewe, were not widely seen. While Fickman’s filmography hardly inspires confidence, the idea of a higher-profile film that combines a more indie sensibility might be just what Arterton needs to move forward.
The actress will next be seen in Neil Jordan’s Byzantium, a fantasy thriller with Saoirse Ronan, as a mother and daughter vampire duo, due to be released later this year.
source – the hollywood reporter