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Jodie Foster to Direct Rosemarie DeWitt in 'Black Mirror' Episode
Jodie Foster and Rosemarie DeWitt are teaming up.
The pair will collaborate on an upcoming installment of Netflix's anthology series Black Mirror. Foster will direct and DeWitt will star in an episode of the show's fourth season, which is slated to begin production later this year and premiere in 2017.
Netflix has already greenlighted 12 episodes of the anthology series from Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones, splitting the order into two seasons of six episodes each. The pair serve as executive producers and showrunners on the new episodes. The announcement comes ahead of the debut on the third season on Friday.
Created and written by Brooker, the Emmy- and Peabody-winning series taps into our culture's collective unease with the modern world and each stand-alone episode is a sharp, suspenseful tale exploring themes of contemporary techno-paranoia.
Foster made her film directorial debut in 1991 with Little Man Tate, in which she also starred. In 1995, she directed her second film, Home for the Holidays, which she also produced. In 2011, she directed The Beaver, which starred Mel Gibson, Jennifer Lawrence, Anton Yelchin and Foster.
Foster helmed this year's thriller Money Monster starring George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Jack O’Connell. On the TV side, she recently made her small-screen directorial debut on Netflix's prison dramedy Orange Is the New Black, as well as the Kevin Spacey drama House of Cards.
DeWitt will next be seen in Damien Chazelle’s buzzy musical drama La La Land alongside Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. She recently wrapped production on the indie thriller Sweet Virginia, directed by Jamie Dagg, and starred in Amazon’s period drama pilot The Last Tycoon. The actress was recently seen in Gil Kenan’s remake of Poltergeist and Jason Reitman’s Men, Women and Children. Other credits include Kill the Messenger, Promised Land, Your Sister’s Keeper and Rachel Getting Married.