As reported first by The Hollywood Reporter, it appears that both rising star Domhnall Gleeson (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and comeback kid Michelle Pfeiffer (Batman Returns) are in early talks to join Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games) and Javier Bardem (No Country For Old Men) in an upcoming Paramount Pictures drama.
Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan) is set to direct the yet-to-be-titled drama that's also managed to snag superb talent in veteran actor Ed Harris (The Truman Show) and Gleeson's own brother, Brian Gleeson (Assassin's Creed).
The film's script, also penned by Aronofsky, is set to follow the story of a couple who's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. The bigger question to ask is what sort of tone the film will take. I personally am having a hard time not envisioning flashbacks to Last House On The Left with that vague description. I suspect more details will emerge when principal photography begins and more casting choices are announced.
The yet-to-be-titled flick is reportedly scheduled to film in the spring to meet a release date in 2017. Lawrence was recently quoted that she was going to spend around six weeks rehearsing for the film, which is quite unusual for a film of this stature.
Aronofsky is recently coming off the mega success of Noah that brought Paramount a spectacular 362 million worldwide. His success in the movie awards circuit with films like Black Swan and The Wrestler give hope to this Pfeiffer fan that she'll finally be put back on the A-list map, right where she's always belonged.
Javier Bardem's next grand foray into film will be the fifth entry into the iconic Pirates of The Caribbean franchise alongside the franchise's mainstays Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, and returning star Orlando Bloom.
Lawrence, who recently completed her turn as heroine Katniss Everdeen in the epic Hunger Games franchise, will next be seen starring alongside Chris Pratt in the very sexy and thrilling sci-fi flick, Passengers.
Ed Harris can soon be seen in HBO's series remake of the sci-fi/western Westworld opposite Anthony Hopkins, James Marsden, Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, and Jeffrey Wright.
Gleeson is currently filming scenes for the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VIII and is also set to portray National Lampoon co-founder Henry Beard in Netflix's original movie A Futile and Stupid Gesture.
Pfeiffer can soon be seen in the upcoming HBO original movie The Wizard of Lies alongside The Family co-star Robert De Niro and in the indie drama Beat-up Little Seagull, both supposedly due out sometime in the later part of 2016.