Greta Gerwig Has ‘Recurring Nightmares’ About Writing Upcoming Film
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Greta Gerwig Has ‘Recurring Nightmares’ About Writing Upcoming Film



Greta Gerwig Has ‘Recurring Nightmares’ About Writing Upcoming Film

This Barbie is having “nightmares” over her next writing project.

“Barbie” writer-director Greta Gerwig said during the BFI London Film Festival, in a discussion with “Succession” creator Jesse Armstrong, that her upcoming film is causing her to have “recurring nightmares” (via The Hollywood Reporter). While she did not name the project, Gerwig is confirmed to direct at least two “Chronicles of Narnia” films for Netflix.

“I’m in the writing process,” Gerwig said of her next, unnamed project, “and it’s hard because I’m having recurring nightmares.”

She previously told Total Film (via Games Radar) that she was “terrified” of taking on “Narnia,” based on C.S. Lewis’ famed fantasy novel series.

“I haven’t even really started wrapping my arms around it,” Gerwig said. “But I’m properly scared of it, which feels like a good place to start. I think when I’m scared, it’s always a good sign. Maybe when I stop being scared, it’ll be like, ‘OK. Maybe I shouldn’t do that one.’ No, I’m terrified of it. It’s extraordinary. And so we’ll see, I don’t know.”

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The “Lady Bird” helmer continued, “I hope to make all different kinds of movies in the course of the time I get to make movies, which — it’s a long time, but it’s also limited. I want to do big things and small things and everywhere in between, and having another big canvas is exciting and also daunting.”

“The Chronicles of Narnia” was first adapted for the big screen for a film trilogy spanning from 2005 to 2010. The first film, “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,” grossed over $745 million worldwide and starred Liam Neeson (voicing the lion Aslan), Tilda Swinton, and James McAvoy. A deal was struck in 2018 with Netflix to obtain the rights to all seven “Narnia” books.

Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said in 2018 that the “Narnia” franchise will be at “home for years to come” on the Netflix streaming platform. eOne’s Mark Gordan, Douglas Gresham, and Vincent Sieber are set to serve as executive producers on all upcoming films and TV series based on the novels.

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