Lena Dunham has secretly made her first feature film in over a decade with Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jon Bernthal.
The Ladies creator introduced to Diversity on Tuesday that she managed to secretly shoot the movie in compliance with Covid-19 safety protocols in Los Angeles in most up-to-date months.
Engaging Stick marks Dunham’s first film as creator-director since her 2010 feature directorial debut Minute Furniture, and while map shrimp print are being kept below wraps, this will important person Ford v Ferrari actor Bernthal, The Hateful Eight’s Leigh, Underworld’s Scott Speedman, The Society’s Kristine Froseth, Ma Rainey’s Dark Backside important person Taylour Paige, and Dunham herself.
“I made my closing feature film 11 years in the past in my family home with appropriate a couple of shut mates. Or now not it’s a testament to FilmNation and my unprecedented producers, solid, crew and – particularly – my Covid-19 compliance team that this abilities felt appropriate as intimate and creatively free,” she informed the publication. “This anecdote is extremely personal to me and a continuation of my profession-long mission to create a free dialogue around the complexities of female sexuality and to indicate the postulate of the ‘likable’ female protagonist on its head – and likewise you can now not carry out that on this industry on any scale better than your mom’s lounge without forward pondering companions. I feel very fortunate.”
The production, which had almost solely female department heads, used to be made thru the actress’ firm Simply Thing Going. It used to be govt produced by Kenneth Yu and Will Greenfield, with Glen Basner and Ben Browning for FilmNation, in addition to actors Paige and Bernthal.
“Lena is one of the most outlandish voices of her generation and her storytelling has consistently wrathful us. We’re thrilled to be working with someone who has this sort of undeniable, brave vision, and alongside this incredibly gifted team,” acknowledged Basner and Browning.
Footage of the movie used to be screened to possible patrons out of the European Film Market for the duration of the Berlin Film Festival on Tuesday.