Ninja Thyberg is forming her personal coven. The “Pleasure” filmmaker has been tapped to jot down and direct a remake of the 1987 darkish comedy “The Witches of Eastwick” for Warner Bros. Display Each day broke the information.
Primarily based on John Updike’s 1984 novel, the unique “Witches of Eastwick” movie starred Cher, Susan Sarandon, and Michelle Pfeiffer as three pals who’re additionally, unbeknownst to them, sorceresses. The trio — every of whom is dissatisfied in her personal method — unwittingly summon a mysterious man to their idyllic Rhode Island city, and chaos ensues.
A tv adaptation of the story aired for one season on ABC, from 2009-2010. Rebecca Romijn, Jaime Ray Newman, and Lindsay Worth starred.
Thyberg’s function debut, “Pleasure,” premiered at Sundance in January and has since gone on to display screen at Göteborg Movie Competition, Sundance Movie Competition: London, and Melbourne Worldwide Movie Competition. It’s now at Karlovy Fluctuate Worldwide Movie Competition. Primarily based on Thyberg’s 2013 brief, the movie, which sees a 19-year-old Swedish lady heading to L.A. to make a reputation for herself in porn, was additionally among the many picks for Cannes 2020. The fest was cancelled as a result of pandemic. A24 plans to launch an uncensored minimize of “Pleasure” in addition to an R-rated model later this 12 months.
Thyberg beforehand helmed varied shorts reminiscent of “Ladies & Boys” and “Scorching Chicks.”