Brie Larson’s career could not be more on the up in 2016. First she nabbed the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in Room, then she locked down the highly sought-after role of Captain Marvel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now, word has come that she’s ready to take on her first job as director with the indie comedy Unicorn Store.
Larson will also produce and star in the film, The Hollywood Reporter notes. The original screenplay by Samantha McIntyre (TV’s Married) centers on a woman named Kit after she moves back in with her parents. Unexpectedly, she is given an invitation to a store that promises to “test her ideas of what it really means to grow up.”
The production was originally set up with star Rebel Wilson and director Miguel Arteta, but scheduling ultimately got in the way. Producers David Bernad and Ruben Fleischer of The District continued developing the project, bringing in Larson before she nabbed her Academy Award. Paris Kassidokostas-Latsis and Terry Douglas will also produce alongside Rhe Films, with financing coming from Hercules Film Fund. Filming is expected to get underway this October.