Brie Larson, Jesse Plemons to Star in Charlie Kaufman Movie 'I'm Thinking of Ending Things'
Captain Marvel and Capt. Robert Daly are teaming up.
Brie Larson (whose "Captain Marvel" debuts in March) and Jesse Plemons (who received an Emmy nomination for his Captain Kirk-esque character in the "Black Mirror" episode "USS Callister") will costar in a Charlie Kaufman film for Netflix.
"I'm Thinking of Ending Things" is based on the novel by Iain Reid, in which a woman (Larson) goes on an unusual road trip with her boyfriend Jake (Plemons) to meet his parents.
There are only four characters in the novel: Jake, his girlfriend (who narrates the action but whose name is never mentioned), and Jake’s parents.
Here's the synopsis, per Deadline:
The plot centers on Jake, who is on a road trip to meet his parents on their secluded farm with his girlfriend (Larson), who is thinking of ending things. When Jake makes an unexpected detour leaving her stranded, a twisted mix of palpable tension, psychological frailty and sheer terror ensues.
The always offbeat Kaufman wrote the screenplays for "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and "Adaptation," which was very loosely based on the novel "The Orchid Thief." He also wrote and directed "Synecdoche, New York," and "Anomalisa."
"Charlie is a singular talent with a formidable artistic vision," said Scott Stuber, head of Netflix’s film group. "He has the rare ability to tell unique stories in a universal way. 'I’m Thinking of Ending Things' is a chilling thriller and we can’t wait to share Charlie’s adaptation with audiences everywhere."