Stranger Things’ young star set to direct her first feature film

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Stranger Things' young star set to direct her first feature film

19-year-old Finn Wolfhard will also co-produce and direct Hell of a Summer

Stranger Things' young star set to direct her first feature film

news source independent: After season four of the Netflix sensation Stranger Things, Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard plans to develop and direct a horror-comedy movie titled Hell of a Summer.

On Tuesday, July 12, it was revealed that Wolfhard and Billy Bryk, his co-star in Jesse Eisenberg’s upcoming comedy-drama When You Finish Saving the World, would develop and direct a full-length film together.

In addition to Fred Hechinger from The White Lotus, Bryk and Wolfhard will also appear in Hell of a Summer, Variety claimed, adding that the narrative is being kept a secret.

“I am so excited to be co-directing my first feature film,” Wolfhard, 19, told the publication, adding, “I get the chance to work with an incredible cast and crew, and to work with a company like 30West and Aggregate is a real dream.”

Hechinger, Michael Costigan and Jason Bateman of Aggregate Films, as well as Jay Van Hoy of Parts and Labor, will produce Hell of a Summer.

On the hit sci-fi/horror series Stranger Things, starring the Duffer brothers, Wolfhard portrays Mike, a character who lives in the tranquil American town of Hawkins where evil always seems to be around the corner.

The youthful ensemble of the show, which includes Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), Noah Schnapp (Will), and Gaten Matarazzo, has become household names (Lucas). Winona Ryder and David Harbout complete out the main cast.

The fourth episode of the series, which was aired in May of this year, has surpassed one billion hours of viewing on Netflix in its lifetime, trailing only the dystopian Korean drama Squid Game.

When You Finish Saving The World, which is being directed by Eisenberg and produced by Emma Stone, will feature Wolfhard opposite Julianne Moore. Wolfhard was last featured in Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife with Bryk. Later this year, the movie will be released in theaters.

Wolfhard, a native of Vancouver, debuted as a director in 2020 with the short film Night Shifts, which was screened at the Fantasia Film Festival and awarded Best Canadian Short.


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