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Obvious Child Director Gillian Robespierre Signs Second Picture

Obvious Child Director Gillian Robespierre Signs Second Picture

Apparently not content with successfully combining abortion and romance in her debut film Obvious Child, writer-director Gillian Robespierre has announced that she’ll attempt to make divorce funny in her untitled follow-up, to be produced by OddLot president Gigi Pritzker

Robespierre will co-pen the screenplay with writer Elisabeth HolmVariety reports that the film will be about three women in New York. That the first-time filmmaker has lined up her next project before her debut feature has even premiered attests to the wonderfulness of Obvious Child — a film I caught at Independent Film Festival Boston last week and can’t praise enough for its hilarious jokes and wordplay, its matter-of-fact but touchingly kind approach to romance, and a winsome lead performance from former SNL cast member Jenny Slate. 

Previously: Sundance Women Directors: Meet Gillian Robespierre

[h/t Variety]

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