After her latest project The Glorias, Julie Taymor is now attached to direct Gun Love, which is adapted from Jennifer Clement‘s book of the same name. Nick Wechsler and Chockstone Pictures partners Steve Schwartz and Paula Mae Schwartz are producing the film alongside Lynn Hendee and Taymor. Wechsler and the Schwartzes optioned the novel in 2019. Come Away‘s Marissa Kate Goodhill wrote the script and Liv Lisa Fries (Counterpart and Babylon Berlin), will star in the film.
According to Deadline, the drama follows a young girl who is raised in a car outside a Florida trailer park. Her life is dramatically and violently altered when her innocent and pure-hearted mother falls in love with a gun-running bad boy. The novel drew critical acclaim when it was released in 2019.
Taymor is coming off her latest film The Glorias, a drama about the life of Gloria Steinem that stars Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander, Janelle Monáe and Bette Midler. She also directed Frida and won a Tony for The Lion King on Broadway.
Liv Lisa Fries is most known for her leading role Charlotte Ritter in the German TV series Babylon Berlin, and she just wrapped Munich 38 for Netflix. Taymor is repped by ICM, while Fries is repped by Katja Szigat at Players and Angharad Wood at Tavistock Wood Management.