Having spent time on films sets with Noah Baumbach, Woody Allen, Whit Stillman, Rebecca Miller, Todd Solondz, and Mia Hansen-Love, Greta Gerwig has a good amount of experience to draw upon as she gears up to make her solo directorial debut, “Lady Bird” (she co-directed “Nights and Weekends” with Joe Swanberg). Not only that, she’s got the producing power of Scott Rudin behind her, and Gerwig is bringing some big talent in to lead her upcoming picture.
Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan, who is in the running for Best Actress thanks to her performance in “Brooklyn,” will star in “Lady Bird.” The actress will be doing double duty, starring on stage on Broadway in Arthur Miller‘s “The Crucible,” while also shooting Gerwig’s movie.
Production will get underway on the movie this spring. And that’s all the news about it for now — no plot details have been revealed just yet. [Deadline]