Darren Aronofsky’s New Film Invites Domhnall Gleeson, Michelle Pfeiffer and More to Join Jennifer Lawrence
Darren Aronofsky is getting ready to head into production on his new untitled drama, the highly-anticipated follow-up to his incredibly divisive Noah. If you weren’t a fan of Aronofsky’s biblical blockbuster, the director’s latest project sounds like a darkly intimate return to form, boasting Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem in leading roles. As Aronofsky prepares to begin filming his new dramatic thriller this summer, a few more cast members are in talks to join the roster, including Domhnall Gleeson and Michelle Pfeiffer.
Variety reports that Domhnall Gleeson, his brother Brian Gleeson, Michelle Pfeiffer and Ed Harris are in talks to join Aronofsky’s untitled project, in which Jennifer Lawrence plays a woman whose blissful relationship with her husband is challenged by the arrival of unwanted guests in their home. Bardem plays one of the invasive guests. Character details for the new casting additions are not yet available, though it would seem that Domhnall Gleeson is probably playing Lawrence’s husband.
To be honest, the most exciting part of the latest casting update is Pfeiffer, who hasn’t appeared on the big screen since 2013's The Family. It’s not her first break from acting, as Pfeiffer previously took some time off between 2001 and 2007, but 2016 sees the actress appearing in a couple of new projects, including HBO’s Bernie Madoff movie The Wizard of Lies.
But let’s just take a moment to pause and appreciate the fact that Michelle Pfeiffer is going to appear in a Darren Aronofsky film. These are truly blessed times.
Gleeson is pretty much everywhere at the moment — last year he appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Ex Machina and Brooklyn. The actor is set to reprise his role as General Hux in Star Wars: Episode VIII, and recently signed on to star in David Wain’s National Lampoon biopic A Futile and Stupid Gesture. He’s also in talks to play Winnie the Pooh author A.A. Milne in Goodbye Christopher Robin.