Greta Gerwig is no stranger to screenwriting, as already in her young career she’s had writing credits on indie standouts like Nights and Weekends and Hannah Takes the Stairs. But, most recently, she’s been focusing more heavily on acting, as she’s been getting a string of roles in increasingly more mainstream projects. She’s gone from being the darling of the mumblecore movement, a sort of punk rock form of indie filmmaking that was all the rage a few years ago, to having roles in mainstream comedies like Arthur and No Strings Attached, and being featured in the films of big names in the arthouse world like Noah Baumbach, Whit Stillman, and Woody Allen.
Still, despite her success in front of the camera, it doesn’t seem like the actress is ready to give up her creative pursuits behind the scenes just yet. In an interview promoting her work in Stillman’s recent release, Damsels in Distress, Gerwig talked to The Telegraph about a project that she has recently written; one that’s already been shot, even though there isn’t any news about it out there. That’s very sneaky.
Gerwig describes the under the radar feature as being, “a love story about girls. It’s a girl who’s in love with her best friend, but not sexually. It’s sort of that moment when you realise, ‘Oh, so we won’t all move in together,’ and you’re going to move on with your life.” She goes on to clarify, “I wrote it…I didn’t direct it, but I’m in it…I’m really proud of it. I think it’s really good.”
In this day and age of instantly accessible information, it isn’t often that there can be a completed movie out there that we don’t know the director, cast, or even title of…especially when it involves a name that’s as notable and upcoming as Gerwig’s. One can only assume that the plan is to eventually debut this one on the festival circuit, so we’ll all have to keep our eyes peeled for more information. Gerwig still has lots of press to do for her upcoming acting projects To Rome With Love and Lola Versus, so by the time they get released she might be an even bigger name; and this mystery project might suddenly go from being a little movie that nobody knew about to being the hottest ticket at Sundance. Aren’t mysteries fun? [via The Playlist]