Alex Wolff is writing & directing the thriller If She Burns, will also star in the film with Victoria Pedretti, Asa Butterfield, Justice Smith
Actor Alex Wolff – whose credits include The Naked Brothers Band, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, Patriots Day, My Friend Dahmer, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Jumanji: The Next Level, Hereditary, Pig, Old, and Oppenheimer – made his feature writing and directing debut with the 2019 drama The Cat and the Moon. Now he’s set to follow that up with the “dark and sexy” psychological thriller If She Burns, and The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that the film is going to star Victoria Pedretti (You), Asa Butterfield (Sex Education), and Justice Smith (Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves). Wolff has also reserved a role in the film for himself.
If She Burns will follow a fiery young woman (Pedretti) who travels to Europe with her dysfunctional family after a traumatic incident. There she finds refuge and danger in a turbulent affair with her enigmatic neighbor (Wolff), which, along with increasing family tensions and mysterious wildfires, threaten to push her to breaking point.
Wolff provided the following statement: “I’m exhilarated to embark on a journey with such remarkable, brave actors like Victoria, Asa, and Justice. What we put on screen will be daring, ferocious, tender, and honest. I’m honored to be able to share it.“
Filming is expected to take place in Italy next year. Wolff is producing If She Burns alongside Jay Van Hoy and Andra Gordon and will be writing and producing music for the film with Karl McComas-Reichl. Mister Smith Entertainment is handling international sales and is presenting the project to distributors at the American Film Market, while WME is handling North American sales.
Van Hoy and Gordon had this to say: “We’re excited to partner with Mister Smith and help bring Alex’s powerful vision to life with this wonderful cast. His evocative portrayal of a young woman contending with mounting internal and external pressure ramps up to a thrilling, poignant climax in a seamlessly heightened world where reality and perception are blurred.”
Mister Smith founder and CEO David Garrett added: “Alex’s distinctive taste and vision as a director is reflected in the projects he has been involved in to date. For If She Burns, he assembled a fascinating and talented young cast who are all currently making their mark across trailblazing film and television. Alex’s script sizzles with erotic tension and promises to deliver an unsettling and mesmerizing experience for the audience.“
The cast is enough to get me sold on If She Burns. I look forward to seeing how it’s going to turn out.
How does If She Burns sound to you? Are you interested in a psychological thriller starring Victoria Pedretti, Asa Butterfield, Justice Smith, and writer/director Alex Wolff.
Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/if-she-burns/