Anna Kendrick has been quiet in the public lately, aside from a few press releases here and there (like when she apologized to camp counselors about the "Cups" song), but there appears to be a reason as a new announcement illuminated Kendricks latest project.
Anna Kendrick has announced that she will direct the true crime thriller The Dating Game. She will also direct and star in this film. Upon receiving the news, Kendrick expressed her delight that she would make her feature directorial debut with the upcoming crime thriller.
From the first time I saw it, I was hooked. I felt so connected to the narrative, the tone, and the themes surrounding gender and intimacy that I immediately jumped at the chance to direct it. It is meant to be.
Anna Kendrick, a first-time filmmaker, received nothing but praise from the co-producer of A Simple Favor. He maintained that Kendrick getting behind the camera makes perfect sense as she can support her vision for the film.
As a first-time director, Kendrick will tackle a serious crime story through the perspective of Cheryl Bradshaw (played by Anna Kendrick), who picked Alcala for a romantic date after appearing on the hit 1970s matchmaking series The Dating Game in 1978. The true crime narrative was turned into a script by Ian MacAllister McDonald.
BoulderLight Pictures J.D. Lifshitz and Raphael Margules, and Vertigo Entertainments Roy Lee and Miri Yoon, will co-produce the true crime thriller through their production company Lets Go Again. The film is currently in pre-production, with production expected to begin in late October.
Anna Kendrick is working on a number of projects, including reuniting with Blake Lively for A Simple Favor 2, which will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.
In the meantime, there are still other movies to watch in 2022. You can still subscribe to Peacock to see Anna Kendrick's latest films.