Jodie Foster Checks In for Drew Pearce Thriller ‘Hotel Artemis’
Drew Pearce’s impressive writing credits include Iron Man 3 and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, which should get you pretty excited for his directorial debut. Adding a little extra intrigue to Hotel Artemis is Jodie Foster, who has officially signed on to headline the highly-anticipated crime thriller, which is based on an original screenplay by Pearce.
The announcement was made via an official press release from The Ink Factory, which is producing Hotel Artemis alongside Pearce via his Point of No Return production banner. Foster will play the enigmatic role of The Nurse in the upcoming film, described as an “original near-future thriller” that takes place in a “distinctive crime universe.” Little else is known about the plot at this time.
Hotel Artemis is Foster’s first acting gig since 2013’s Elysium. Of the actress’ exciting casting, Pearce had this to say:
Jodie Foster is an icon, pure and simple. She's an extraordinary artist, and to be working with one of the all-time greats on my first feature as a director is an absolute honor.
The two-time Academy Award-winning actress has accumulated quite a bit of experience behind the camera as well; her directing credits include the dark comedy The Beaver, starring Mel Gibson, and this year’s financial hostage thriller Money Monster, starring George Clooney. Foster also directed two episodes of the Emmy-winning Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, and is set to helm an upcoming Season 4 episode of Black Mirror.
In addition to Rogue Nation and Iron Man 3, Pearce wrote and directed Marvel’s One-Shot short All Hail the King. His upcoming credits include Sherlock Holmes 3 for Guy Ritchie, and the Hulu’s Runaways series, based on Marvel’s popular YA comic.