Chris Morris is back! Or at least we think he is. Word has it that the actor, writer and director of satire film Four Lions and TV comedy Brass Eye has been making a film in secret starring the wonderful Anna Kendrick.
It has been seven years since Four Lions. That’s a long time to wait for another film from the multi-talented writer, director and actor Chris Morris. Film4 publicly revealed last year that it was financing Morris’ next project but details have remained in the dark.
Rumour has it that Morris’ new film has been shot in a secret Dominican Republic location. Anna Kendrick either stars in the film or appears in it, an Instagram post supposedly from the set seeing her clad in FBI uniform carrying a large, automatic weapon.
The Pitch Perfect actor is joined by Four Lions star Kayvan Novak, stand-up comedian James Adomian and Orange is the New Black’s Danielle Brooks.
“I’m aware of what he’s cooking, but I can’t show you the menu I’m afraid,” said Simon Blackwell, who wrote Four Lions with Morris, in an interview with Hollywood Reporter this month. He declined, however, to elaborate on the Morris project. “He has an elite troop of killers who will come and get you. He’s doing something marvelous, as you would expect.”
The untitled project was apparently filmed in the Dominican Republic and Florida during the summer, with other cast members Denis O’Hare, Pej Vahdat, Marchant Davis and Mousa Kraish shooting scenes.
The fact we can see Kendrick in body armour and an FBI uniform suggests Morris’ takes a swipe at the new US administration and gun culture. It’ll be his second feature film as a director with the British production company See-Saw Films joining forces with New York-based Archer Gray Productions to produce the film alongside Film4.
Watch this space. …Or Anna Kendrick’s Instagram page!