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Greta Gerwig to make solo directorial debut with Lady Bird

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Greta Gerwig (Greenberg) is taking her talent behind the scenes with Lady Bird, a project that she’s set to write and direct for IAC Films.

As originally reported by Deadline, Lady Bird — about a year in a young woman’s life — is scheduled to begin filming next March in Sacramento.

Though the Sacramento-set story seems to draw from Gerwig’s own experience growing up in the California capital, she will not star as the film’s lead character, though no actress is currently attached to the film.

Lady Bird reteams Gerwig with Scott Rudin, who produced her turn as a struggling New Yorker in the 2012 dramedy Frances Ha (which she also co-wrote). Eli Bush and Evelyn O’Neill will also produce.

Lady Bird will be Gerwig’s second directorial effort, following her 2008 romantic drama Nights and Weekends — which she co-wrote and co-directed with Joe Swanberg. The 32-year-old is currently promoting her mid-August release, Mistress America, which she co-wrote with director and long-time collaborator, Noah Baumbach.

The actress will also be seen in the Ethan Hawke and Julianne Moore-starrer Maggie’s Plan, which is set to premiere at next month’s Toronto Film Festival. Next up for the mumblecore actress? A role in Mike Mill’s intergenerational family drama 20th Century Women, co-starring Elle Fanning and Annette Benning.

 

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