Filmmaker, artist, and author Miranda July has partnered with her most high-profile producing team yet for her upcoming third feature. Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures (“Zero Dark Thirty,” “American Hustle,” “Phantom Thread”) and Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment (“The Departed,” “12 Years a Slave,” “Moonlight”) will produce July’s untitled next film. “The Beguiled” producer Youree Henley — a previous Annapurna collaborator on “20th Century Women” — will also co-produce.
It’s been seven years since July released “The Future,” and she’ll be back onset in late May. Her latest tale centers on a character named Old Dolio, “and how her world is turned upside down when her criminal parents invite an outsider to join their biggest heist yet.” Unlike with her previous films — which include her Camera d’Or and Sundance Special Jury Prize winner “Me and You and Everyone We Know” (2005) — this time July will stay behind the camera. Casting will be announced at a later date.
July was back at Sundance this past January: She co-starred in Josephine Decker’s well-reviewed drama “Madeline’s Madeline,” set for a theatrical release from Oscilloscope Laboratories later this year. Previously, she also acted in her own short films like “Atlanta,” “The Amateurist,” and “Are You The Favorite Person of Anyone?”
In May 2017, Annapurna and Plan B signed a three-year production deal. Per the agreement, Annapurna will be responsible for marketing and distributing Plan B’s titles, covering at least three films annually.