Having starred in the billion dollar grossing Rogue One, Felicity Jones’ star has jumped massively in the last few months. Now THR reports that she’s set to star in a movie based on Swan Lake, which Universal has just picked up the rights to (beating out the likes of Paramount and TriStar who were also interested).
There’s not too much info on the plot, but it’s based upon a pitch from writer Kristina Lauren Anderson, based on Tchaikovsky’s ballet about ‘Odette, a princess that is turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse’. The film itself won’t be a ballet, but is being set-up as a major tentpole movie inspired by the story.
Luca Guadagnino is attached to direct the movie. He’s expected to have a crossover success later this year with the gay-themed Call Me by Your Name, starring Armie Hammer, which was hailed as one of the standout films at Sundance.