Anna Kendrick to Make Directorial Debut with True Crime Pic “The Relationship Recreation”

Lower than every week forward of the world premiere of her newest movie, “Alice, Darling,” phrase comes that Anna Kendrick is stepping behind the digicam. Deadline studies that the Oscar-nominated actress will make her directorial debut with “The Relationship Recreation.” She’ll additionally star in and produce the true crime pic.

Beforehand titled “Rodney & Sheryl,” “The Relationship Recreation” is “primarily based on the stranger-than-fiction true story of Cheryl Bradshaw, who was a bachelorette on the hit 70s TV matchmaking present ‘The Relationship Recreation’ and selected good-looking and humorous bachelor primary, Rodney Alcala. However behind Alcala’s charming façade was a lethal secret: he was a psychopathic serial killer,” the supply teases.

“I’ve liked this script from the second I learn it,” Kendrick stated. “And whereas I used to be clearly thrilled to be taking part in the character of Sheryl, I felt so linked to the story, the tone, and the themes round gender and intimacy, that when the chance got here as much as direct the movie, I jumped at it. It feels meant to be.”

“Watcher’s” Chloe Okuno was initially connected to direct.

“Alice, Darling” debuts on the Toronto Worldwide Movie Pageant September 11. The drama a couple of lady in an abusive relationship marks Mary Nighy’s function debut. Kendrick lately shared her private expertise of being emotionally abused and defined why the movie’s story resonated along with her.

In 2010 Kendrick obtained an Oscar nod for her supporting function in “Up within the Air.” Her different credit embody the “Pitch Good” franchise, which grossed almost $600 million worldwide, and “A Easy Favor,” a darkish comedy with a sequel on the best way.

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