she's about to sign on to co-star in Charlie Kaufman's next movie for Netflix! Kaufman hasn't directed anything live-action since Synecdoche New York, which just celebrated its 10th anniversary a couple of weeks ago, so this is seriously overdue. (Of course he did have the stop-motion Anomolisa in 2015, too.)
We told you about this project way way back in January (Charlie News always moves at a glacial pace) -- it's a book adaptation, of a book called I'm Thinking of Ending Things, ad it's about a dude who takes his girlfriend home to meet his family, all while the girlfriend is considering what the title says, ending things with him. From there it swerves into some sort of thriller, I think? I don't know I haven't read it but it sounds like it goes weird, and I should probably get around to reading it now. Brie will play the girlfriend, while the boyfriend role is still apparently up for grabs. So I just googled actors that are Brie's same age (born in 1989) and you know who's my pick? Nicholas Hoult. He just proved himself wildly game for an outré stylist with Yorgos Lanthimos. Any better suggestions?