Florence Pugh and Andrew Garfield to Star in Love Story ‘We Live in Time’
The pair, who presented at the Oscars this past weekend, will share the screen in a movie for the first time.
They’re both respected popular actors, have massive online followings and near broke the internet when they showed up at the Oscars this weekend past, presenting the screenplay prizes.
So it should be no surprise that word of Andrew Garfield and Florence Pugh in negotiations to star together in a new romantic drama is big news.
According to Deadline, they’re now circling the leads in ‘We Live in Time’, which unusually for a non-Marvel/big studio blockbuster is being kept very quiet in terms of plot.
All that the site has been able to ferret out is that it’s “a funny, deeply moving and immersive love story.” We can already imagine the Tumblr posts.
Who is making the new movie?
While neither Pugh nor Garfield’s deals are in place yet, the movie does have a team ready to make it. Nick Crowley, who directed ‘Brooklyn’ and previously worked with Garfield on 2007’s ‘Boy A’ (in which the actor played a man recently released from prison after committing a crime as a child), is on to call the shots.
Nick Payne, the writer behind ‘The Sense of an Ending’ and ‘The Last Letter from Your Lover’, wrote the script.
Leah Clarke, Adam Ackland and Guy Heeley are among the producers and, thanks to the involvement of the actor’s Sunny March company, Benedict Cumberbatch is an executive producer.
If everything works out with the casting, Crowley should have the cameras rolling later this year.
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What are Garfield and Pugh up to?
Garfield was most recently seen on the big screen in the one-two punch of ‘tick, tick… BOOM!’ (for which he was nominated as Best Actor at the 2022 Oscars) and ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ in which he reprised the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man and appeared alongside Tom Holland and Tobey Maguire.
He also received acclaim for TV drama ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’, which saw him as a Mormon police officer investigating a murder mystery within his community.
Pugh, meanwhile, was seen last year in ‘The Wonder’ and ‘Don’t Worry Darling’, the latter of which became more infamous for its behind-the-scenes (and press tour) drama than its twisty mystery. She was also heard as the voice of Goldilocks in ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’.
Upcoming for the actor is Zach Braff’s new drama ‘A Good Person’ (in theaters on March 24th) and even higher profile projects including Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’, in which she’ll be Jean Tatlock, who has an affair with Cillian Murphy’s titular scientist (and will be released on July 21st) and Denis Villeneuve much-anticipated ‘Dune: Part Two’, where she’ll play Princess Irulan Corrino.
After that, Pugh will return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Yelena in anti-hero team-up movie ‘Thunderbolts’.
Other Movies Similar to ‘We Live in Time:'
- 'The Social Network' (2010)
- '99 Homes' (2015)
- 'Midsommar' (2019)
- 'Little Women' (2019)
- 'Under the Silver Lake' (2019)
- 'Black Widow' (2021)
- 'tick, tick... BOOM!' (2021)
- 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' (2021)
- 'Don't Worry Darling' (2022)