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Rooney Mara will play a pop star in the music drama Vox Lux from director Brady Corbet.
Vox Lux will be a 15-year odyssey, taking place from 1999 to present day, and will track the rise of singer Celeste to superstardom while looking at the major cultural evolutions of the 21st century through her eyes.
Songwriter-singer Sia will provide original songs for the film’s soundtrack.
Vox Lux will be shot in 65mm large format and will be screened in 70mm. Production will begin in February.
“Brady is a young auteur almost without parallel,” Steve Bellamy, president of Kodak Motion Picture, said Wednesday in a statement. “After such an amazing growth year for film in 2015, much like Vinyl in the music industry, we are doing everything we can to help find and nurture those next master craftsmen like Brady. They will shortly become the future P.T. Andersons, Christopher Nolans, Quentin Tarantinos, J.J. Abrams, Steven Spielbergs, etc.”
is a very special soul over there – he has this way of bringing everyone together,” said Rooney Mara at the Toronto International Film Festival. “]
Christine Vachon and David Hinojosa of Killer Films will produce along with Brian Young of Three Six Zero Entertainment.
WME Global is repping worldwide rights to the film.
The two-time Oscar-nominated Mara will next be seen in The Weinstein Co.’s drama Lion, opposite Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman. She also is attached to star in Weinstein’s Mary Magdalene biopic from Lion director Garth Davis.
Mara is repped by WME and Management 360.
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