Carey Mulligan in Talks to Star in Romantic Thriller 'Nancy & Danny'
Sadly we'll have to wait until next summer to see Carey Mulligan shine in Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby, but early in 2013 we'll get a chance to see the Drive actress in the Coen Brothers' folk music film Inside Llewyn Davis. Though we won't see Mulligan in any films this year, it's not because she's slowing down at all. In fact, THR reports another project on her future slate with Nancy and Danny, a romantic thriller from Indian Paintbrush, the company who made waves this summer with Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom complete with Man on Wire director James Marsh at the helm of the film. Read on!
The story follows a money-hungry woman in a small town who has given up on her big city dreams. Therefore she decides to win over an old high school crush by using a hapless man as a pawn in a get-rich-quick scheme. But of course, it goes terribly wrong. The project is described as being similar to Gus Van Sant's 1995 film To Die For starring Nicole Kidman, a bit of a dark comedy that really launched the Aussie actress' career. It sounds like this is an important role for Mulligan who pursued the part herself. The British talent is easily one of my favorite imports, and I look forward to every single project she undertakes. Plus, with a filmmaker like Marsh making his way from docs to narrative features, this is very enticing.