“Jackie” and “Neruda” filmmaker Pablo Larraín has announced a surprise new project which is taking precedence over his previously slated next film.
“Ema” will star Gael García Bernal as a choreographer going through an intense drama-filled situation with his wife (Mariana Di Girolamo) as a planned adoption goes awry. As their marriage is tested, the film will feature many of the actors involved expressing themselves through contemporary dance.
Despite all the dancing, Larraín warns that the film is not a musical with the dance used as just another form of expression for the actors.
The Chilean filmmaker’s previously announced film “The True American” remains on the cards, but production has been pushed back to 2019. Amy Adams, Kumail Nanjiani, and Mark Ruffalo remain were to star but the project has now become an independent one with a whole new cast to be announced.
“Ema” will reportedly only take six weeks to film and reportedly none of the actors involved will see a finished script before production – instead they’ll work from a new section of the script they’ll receive the day of shooting.