Olivia Thirlby is set to investigate a brutal murder as the star of The White Orchid, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.
The noir thriller from writer-director Steve Anderson follows Claire Decker (Thirlby), a shy, part-time social services investigator working in Morro Bay, Calif. While she typically spends her working hours tracking down the relatives of elderly people who have died alone at home, her boss (Jennifer Beals) assigns her to help a local sheriff (John Carroll Lynch) solve the brutal murder of a beautiful blonde known only as The White Orchid.
Jeremy Garelick is directing the movie for Screen Gems and Miramax
“Dredd” star Olivia Thirlby is set to join Kevin Hart and Josh Gad in the untitled comedy that Jeremy Garelick will direct for Screen Gems and Miramax, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap.
Hart stars as Jimmy, who provides best-man services for socially challenged grooms who have no close friends willing to stand by them on their wedding day.
Gad will play Doug, a groom-to-be who fabricates not just his best man, but his nine groomsmen as well. Together they must carry out a charade that is designed to make Doug look his best but threatens to destroy everything if it fails.
Kaley Cuoco (“The Big Bang Theory”) will play Gad’s self-centered fiancee, while Affion Crockett will play one of the fake groomsmen.
Thirlby will play Cuoco’s sister who develops a crush on Hart’s character.
Project, which is currently untitled, was formerly known as “Best Man Inc.” when it was developed at Miramax. Garelick wrote the script with Jay Lavender.
Will Packer (“Think Like a Man”) is producing with Miramax’s Adam Fields. Screen Gems president Clint Culpepper is overseeing the project on behalf of the studio.
Mockingbird Pictures in conjunction with Demarest Films has unveiled a press release revealing six-time Oscar nominee Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs), Oscar nominee Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon), Bérénice Marlohe (Skyfall), Lambert Wilson (Of Gods and Men) and Olivia Thirlby (Being Flynn) have joined Anton Yelchin for this New York-set romantic comedy.
5 to 7 stars Yelchin as a young, aspiring novelist named Brian, who is engaged in a 5 to 7 affair with Arielle the gorgeous wife of a French diplomat. Notably, Yelchin was attached to the project last fall along with Diane Kruger, who was slated to play Arielle. However, the latest press release makes no mention of her, and has Bond Girl Marlohe in this role. Filling out the cast, Wilson will play Arielle’s cuckolded husband, Valery. Thirlby is set for the part of Brian’s friend and editor, Jane, while Langella and Close will take on the roles of his parents, Sam and Arlene.
The ad campaign for Target Olivia did is now live – you can check it out HERE
Over the weekend, Prabal Gurung was spotted with actress Olivia Thirlby shooting an ad campaign in New York’s West Village to support the designer’s new collection for Target!
Thirlby was photographed in a few different looks, including a black and white dress with a black neck bow and a brightly-colored floral dress with yellow heels. “The collection, which Gurung has said is all about love (“having it, pining for it, losing it, wanting it”), apparently shows Thirlby and [Chris] Conroy as a couple in love, doing adorable things like sword fighting with flowers, said Fashionista.
The entire line, including handbags, shoes and jewelry, comes out in February. Last week, he told Target it was inspired by, “a girl’s journey through the different stages of love and the clothes she wears during each milestone—from the first date to meeting the parents to the engagement.”