Saoirse Ronan & Carey Mulligan Join Fletcher's Violet & Daisy?

April 4, 2010
Source: Showbiz411

Saoirse Ronan / Carey Mulligan

In what was probably the biggest upset at the Oscars this year, screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher took home the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for his work on Precious. Apparently right after Fletcher was finished writing that script and well before he was getting many accolades for his work on the emotional adaptation, Showbiz411 reports he had already began writing a dark comedy called Violet & Daisy. Now it looks like Fletcher will also direct the film which is described as Thelma and Louise meets Superbad and Pulp Fiction (whoa!) with Carey Mulligan (An Education) and Saoirse Ronan (The Lovely Bones) attached to star.

At first it seems like tossing those three aforementioned films into one mash-up seems like a hodgepodge of craziness, but I can see what they're trying to get at. Essentially, take the dark comedy elements of Pulp Fiction, the nature of the comedic duo of raunchiness from Superbad, as well as the female friendship and feminist empowerment of Thelma & Louise, and you've got a film that is said to have "plenty of action, and lots of girl power." Unfortunately that's about all we really know about this project at this time, but count me curious. However, none of this is official yet since this was simply part of an overheard conversation at some sort of congratulatory party for Fletcher after his big win, so stay tuned for any further developments.

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Reader Feedback - 11 Comments


Showbiz 411 posted this on April 1st. I'm pretty sure this an April's Fools Day joke. Black Precious writer, Gregory Fletcher, writing wacky Thelma and Louise comedy for two lily-white British girls. Har, har, har...

TotalFake on Apr 4, 2010


Saoirse Ronan is an incredible actor.

danielvutran on Apr 4, 2010


Variety already announced Fletcher's "Violet & Daisy" ...about 2 teenage girls... last this is probably legit.

Dwigt on Apr 4, 2010


You're right. I stand corrected.

NotFake on Apr 4, 2010


The two best young actress's out there.

People's Champ on Apr 4, 2010


#1 - Yea I was going to say, this news is more about the casting, as the project has been announced. But it's only a rumor since Ronan and Mulligan aren't officially signed on, instead, as the article says, they were only overheard. We'll let you know what else we hear!

Alex Billington on Apr 4, 2010


Carey mulligan is really overrated

peo on Apr 5, 2010


"Black Precious writer, Gregory Fletcher, writing wacky Thelma and Louise comedy for two lily-white British girls. Har, har, har…" ????????? WTF is that supposed to mean? I good writer isn't constrained to color.

graffiti bandit on Apr 5, 2010


This could be interesting, however, I agree it does seem to be a rumor at this moment, so I will wait for something concrete. However, I do think Ronan is a great actress.

M on Apr 5, 2010


altho, her being british could be an april fools joke... as she's irish 😉

Nick on Apr 5, 2010


saoirse that is hehe

Nick on Apr 5, 2010

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