September 7, 2013 - 12:29 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Naomi Watts is in talks to star in Holland, Michigan, a thriller that will be directed by Oscar-winning documentarian Errol Morris from a script by first time screenwriter Andrew Sodroski, Deadline said.
The script is described as a suburban thriller with pitch black humor. Le Grisbi Productions’ John Lesher and Adam Kassan are producing and Sean Murphy will be co-producer. Production will start in April.
Watts will be seen next as Princess Diana in the Oliver Hirschbiegel-directed biopic Diana.
“I knew I would be well outside my comfort zone and I was kind of terrified by it, but I was intrigued by that terror. Everyone was doubting, ‘Oh, she’s not the right height, she doesn’t have the right nose, she’s not properly British’ – all of those things I just had to let go of and commit to the role,” Watts said, commenting on her role.
“I would create a video montage of her walk and watch it over and over again. Then another five minute sequence of her laugh, then another of her wave…things like that.
“But although I studied the Martin Bashir interview with Diana obsessively and wanted to get the phrasing, the hand movements and gestures exactly right, for the rest of the time I didn’t want to get into mimicry. I just wanted to get the essence of her and make it my own interpretation,” The Telegraph quoted the actress as saying.
She just wrapped the Ted Melfi-directed St. Vincent De Van Nuys with Bill Murray and the Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu-directed Birdman, the latter of which Lesher produced.
Morris is at Toronto to unveil his latest documentary, The Unknown Known and his past work includes The Thin Blue Line, Tabloid and the Oscar-winning The Fog Of War: Eleven Lessons From The Life Of Robert S. McNamara. Morris served as executive producer on Joshua Oppenheimer’s documentary The Act Of Killing.
Lesher is currently in pre-production on the David Ayer-helmed WWII film Fury with Brad Pitt. He produced Blood Ties, Guillaume Canet’s English language debut which premiered at Cannes, and was acquired by Lionsgate.