Oscar-winning filmmaker Sebastián Lelio has set up his next project at A24, “Bride,” a genre-bending film set to star Scarlett Johansson. Lelio, whose “A Fantastic Woman” at Sony Pictures Classics won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2018, previously teamed with A24 on “Gloria Bell.” “Bride” is also the latest collaboration between A24 and Apple, who together are this year releasing Sofia Coppola’s “On the Rocks” in theaters and via streaming on Apple TV+.
Johansson will also produce “Bride,” which is co-written by Lelio with Lauren Schuker Blum and Rebecca Angelo. The film centers around a woman designed by an obsessive and brilliant entrepreneur to be the ideal wife. But things go awry when she rejects her maker, and she’s forced to flee her confined existence and into a world that sees her as a monstrous other. Along the way and on the run, she discovers her true identity, surprising power, and the strength to reclaim herself. The film is also produced by Jonathan Lia of These Pictures.