Jennifer Lawrence and A24’s long-gestating feature “Causeway”Apple Original Films has given her a home.
Oscar-winning actress Willie Nelson will direct and star in the drama about a veteran struggling to make the transition to New Orleans. Brian Tyree Henry, twice-nominated Emmy nominee (“Atlanta,” “Bullet Train”) will co-star in an unspecified role.
Lila Neugebauer (Broadway’s “The Waverly Gallery,” “Maid,” “The Sex Lives of College Girls”) directed from a script by Luke Goebel, Elizabeth Sanders, and best-selling author Ottessa Moshfegh.
As previously reported by the Post, Lawrence Ciarrocchi & Justine Ciarrocchi made the film under their banner Excellent Cadaver. Scott Rudin (and Eli Bush), who were attached at the time of the film’s announcement in 2019, have been removed from the list as producers.
“Causeway” is produced by IAC Films, IPR.VC, Excellent Cadaver, and A24. Neugebauer is the executive producers.
Apple will release the film in cinemas worldwide and on Apple TV+ later in the year.
Along with Ciarrocchi, Lawrence is set to produce and star in two other films for Apple, Adam McKay’s Elizabeth Holmes biopic “Bad Blood,”Paolo Sorrentino directed the untitled Sue Mengers biopic. Also on Lawrence’s slate is the Gene Stupnitsky comedy “No Hard Feelings.”
Next, Henry will be seen in Brad Pitt’s Brad Pitt-starring movie “Bullet Train,”He will lend his support. “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”2023
Goebel and Moshfegh are adapting the latter’s debut novel “Eileen”In a thriller starring Anne Hathaway and Thomasin McKenzie
“Causeway” marks Neugebauer’s feature directorial debut. She is repped by UTA and Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole.