After a period of speculation prolonged by the double strike, A24 has officially confirmed the cast for its erotic thriller Little babymarking a new team with Bodies Bodies Bodies Helmer Halina Reijn. Nicole Kidman (The Undo), Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory) and Harris Dickinson (The Iron Claw) leads a set that also includes Talk to meSophie Wilde and Jean Reno (Léon: The Professional).
In the film written and directed by Reijn, a successful CEO begins an illicit affair with her much younger intern. 2AM’s David Hinojosa will produce alongside Reijn of MAN UP Film and A24, who are financing the project. 2AM’s Julia Oh, Zach Nutman and Christine D’Souza Gelb will serve as executive producers.
Reijn comes to do Little baby with A24 after collaborating with the studio on its critically acclaimed satirical slasher Bodies Bodies Bodies, which had its world premiere at SXSW. She already saw her directorial debut in 2019 Instinctselected as the official Dutch entry for the Oscar for Best International Film, acquired by the company.
It’s been a busy year for A24, even amid two strikes – firstly, in terms of intellectual property acquisitions. Most recently, the mini-majors picked up the television rights to Paris Hilton’s new memoir for 11:11 Media, Elle & Dakota Fanning’s Lewellen Pictures and Middle Child Pictures, also preparing to develop the Magnolia Parks Jessa Hastings romances for the small screen. The company has also secured tentative agreements to complete production on its horror film constructionsstarring Ayo Edebiri and John Malkovich, as well as Death of a Unicorn, starring Paul Rudd, Jenna Ortega and many more. Additionally, A24’s animated series Hotel Hazbin com Bento Box was created on Amazon in September.
Currently in theaters with Dicks: The Musical and a re-release of the Talking Heads document Stop making senseas well as Nicolas Cage’s surreal comedy dream scenarioUpcoming A24 films due for release include Jonathan Glazer The zone of interest (December 15), Sean Durkin’s star wrestling photo The Iron Claw (December 22) and document by Steve McQueen Occupied City (December 25th). Reijn is repped by CAA, 2AM and Jackoway Austen Tyerman; Kidman by CAA, Media Talent Group and Jackoway Austen Tyerman; Banderas by NuCo Media Group and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum; Gersh’s Dickinson, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Brecheen Feldman Breimer; Wilde by Hamilton Hodell in the UK, WME in the US and IMC Talent in Australia; and Reno by CAA, Gateway Management.