For the past couple years, Netflix has been securing prime talent for films on their streaming service. More recently, we saw the mini-blockbuster Bright star Will Smith, and last year, Brad Pitt led a war satire film in the form of War Machine. While you could argue about the quality of those films, the approach from Netflix is crystal clear in its motivations: they want to bring A-list talent to their movies, because with it comes quality and credibility.
One other big movie on the horizon for the streaming service is The Earthquake Bird. This movie is an adaptation of the Susanna Jones novel Earthquake Bird and will come from Scott Free, Ridley Scott’s production company. On board to write and direct is Wash Westmoreland (Still Alice), though while you may not recognize his name, you may recognize a couple actresses potentially joining.
According to Deadline, Tomb Raider‘s Alicia Vikander and Under the Silver Lake‘s Riley Keough are both finishing up final negotiations to star in the thriller. Here’s how Deadline describes the film:
“The Earthquake Bird is a Tokyo-set female-driven noir thriller that tells the story of young female expat who is suspected of murder after her friend goes missing in the wake of a tumultuous love triangle with a handsome local photographer.”
The movie started out at Amazon Studios but eventually moved over to Netflix. With Alicia Vikander likely joining, this is yet another example of the streaming service locking down quality talent to help increase the credibility of their movies to audiences.
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