Olivia Colman is all set to lock horns, or rather hearts, with a wicker man in the upcoming off-kilter love story, Wicker. Dev Patel isn’t just playing any love interest; he’s playing an inanimate one made of wicker.
In this soon-to-be-shopped film by Black Bear at the imminent American Film Market, Colman portrays a lonely and, shall we say, less-than-fragrant fisherwoman living in a remote coastal hamlet. Exhausted from her hermit-like existence and the never-ending ridicule from her narrow-minded villagers, she decides to create her own spouse out of wicker, played by Patel. This unconventional love story quickly spirals into utter pandemonium among her parochial neighbors. Steering the cinematic ship are Alex Huston Fischer and Eleanor Wilson, the directing pair responsible for the quirky extraterrestrial comedy Save Yourselves! The duo also penned the screenplay, drawing inspiration from Ursula Wills-Jones’s short story, The Wicker Husband. Production and financing are in the able hands of Topic Studios and Tango, along with Colman, Ed Sinclair, Tom Carver of South of The River, David Michôd, Brad Zimmerman of Yoki, Inc., and Justin Lothrop and Brent Stiefel from Votiv. Though not currently a SAG-AFTRA endeavor, the film is set to begin shooting in Europe next year.
What’s Next for Olivia Colman and Dev Patel?
Colman and Patel are no strangers to a busy film slate. This year has been a whirlwind for Colman, who not only stepped into the shoes of Miss Havisham in Steven Knight’s take on Great Expectations but also joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the miniseries Secret Invasion. While the show had its ups and downs, Colman’s performance was universally praised. Up next for her are roles in the musical prelude Wonka, sharing screen time with Timothée Chalamet, the dark comedy Wicked Little Letters, and Paddington’s next adventure in Paddington in Peru. On the other hand, Patel is riding high with his current role in Wes Anderson’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar. He is also gearing up for Monkey Man, a movie that will mark his directorial debut, as well as the horror flick Rabbit Trap.
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Keep your eyes peeled for Wicker at the forthcoming American Film Market and expect cameras to roll in Europe next year. For all the latest buzz, make sure you’re tuned into FilmSweep, and don’t forget to check out FilmSweep’s exclusive chit-chat featuring Colman and none other than Samuel L. Jackson below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Wicker film
Who are the lead actors in the film ‘Wicker’?
The lead actors in ‘Wicker’ are Olivia Colman and Dev Patel. Olivia Colman plays a lonely fisherwoman, while Dev Patel takes on the role of an inanimate wicker man who becomes her love interest.
What is the central theme of ‘Wicker’?
The central theme of ‘Wicker’ is a quirky, unconventional romance that unfolds between a lonely fisherwoman and a man made of wicker. The relationship shakes up their small, conservative coastal village and leads to chaos.
Who is directing ‘Wicker’?
The film is being directed by Alex Huston Fischer and Eleanor Wilson. This dynamic duo is known for their offbeat alien invasion comedy, ‘Save Yourselves!’
What is the source material for the movie?
The film is adapted from a short story called ‘The Wicker Husband’ by Ursula Wills-Jones.
Who is producing and financing ‘Wicker’?
The film is being financed and produced by Topic Studios and Tango. Additionally, Olivia Colman, Ed Sinclair, Tom Carver from South of The River, David Michôd and Brad Zimmerman for Yoki, Inc., and Justin Lothrop and Brent Stiefel for Votiv are also involved in the production.
Is ‘Wicker’ a SAG-AFTRA production?
As of now, ‘Wicker’ is not a SAG-AFTRA production.
Where and when will ‘Wicker’ be filmed?
The film is scheduled to be shot in Europe next year.
What are the upcoming projects for Olivia Colman and Dev Patel?
Olivia Colman has a slew of projects lined up, including roles in ‘Wonka,’ ‘Wicked Little Letters,’ and ‘Paddington in Peru.’ Dev Patel is set to appear in ‘Monkey Man,’ which marks his directorial debut, and the horror film ‘Rabbit Trap.’
Where can I find more updates on ‘Wicker’?
You can stay updated on ‘Wicker’ by tuning into FilmSweep, which is also set to feature an exclusive interview with Olivia Colman and Samuel L. Jackson.
Is ‘Wicker’ available for purchase or distribution yet?
No, the film will be shopped to prospective buyers at the upcoming American Film Market.
More about Wicker film
- American Film Market Official Site
- Olivia Colman’s IMDb Page
- Dev Patel’s IMDb Page
- Alex Huston Fischer and Eleanor Wilson Filmography
- Topic Studios Website
- Interview with Olivia Colman and Samuel L. Jackson
- Ursula Wills-Jones Short Stories
- Marvel’s Secret Invasion Info
- Wes Anderson’s Filmography
- Save Yourselves! Movie Info