Brie Larson To Continue Winning At Life With Directorial Debut
If you were in need of some Monday motivation, look no further than this just-announced news from The Hollywood Reporter . Actress Brie Larson, who is just 26-years-old and yet has already won an Oscar for Best Actress and been announced as the new Captain Marvel (the first female superheroine to get her own movie… ever), will now add another amazing feat to her already-intimidating resume. She will produce, direct and star in an upcoming comedy called Unicorn Store, in which her character “receives a mysterious invitation to a store that will test her ideas of what it really means to grow up.” Though this will be Larson’s first time directing a feature film, she’s not totally green on the other side of the camera. In 2012, she co-wrote and co-directed the short film The Arm, which won the Jury Prize at Sundance.
Larson will be busy. In addition to Unicorn Store and Captain Marvel, we’ll see her in Kong: Skull Island, which was a fan favorite at this year’s Comic-Con, The Glass Castle (based on the memoir of the same name), and the crime thriller Free Fire. We couldn’t be more thrilled to see the grounded starlet getting after her goals in such a major way, and we look forward to learning more about Unicorn Store—which was once meant to star Rebel Wilson—in weeks to come.