‘Avengers: Infinity War’ directors Joe and Anthony Russo have tapped ‘Enola Holmes’ star Millie Bobby Brown to star in their upcoming Netflix film ‘The Electric State,’ based on an illustrated novel by Simon Stålenhag. Coming off the final season of ‘Strangers Things,’ Brown is set to play the book’s heroine, who explores the American West with her trusty robot, Deadline reports. ‘The Terminal List’ actor Chris Pratt is in talks to co-star.
“Netflix has picked up AGBO’s ‘The Electric State,’ an adaptation of the illustrated novel by Simon Stålenhag,” the streaming service said in their newsroom. “The Electric State continues the Russo Brothers and AGBO’s successful partnership with Netflix following the 2020 release of Chris Hemsworth (film) ‘Extraction’ and recently completed principal photography on Extraction 2, as well as the highly anticipated ‘The Gray Man’ starring Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans and Ana de Armas.”
The logline describes the film as being set “in a retro-futuristic past, an orphaned teenager (Millie Bobby Brown) traverses the American West with a sweet but mysterious robot and an eccentric drifter in search of her younger brother.”
Millie Bobby Brown will star in The Electric State, a sci-fi movie directed by The @Russo_Brothers.
Set in a retro-futuristic past, it follows an orphaned teen (Brown) as she traverses the American West with a robot and an eccentric drifter in search of her younger brother. pic.twitter.com/A9mqvGowax
— Netflix (@netflix) June 28, 2022
GoodReads describes the novel, “In 1997, a runaway teenager and her yellow toy robot travel west through a strange USA. The ruins of gigantic battle drones litter the countryside, heaped together with the discarded trash of a high tech consumerist society in decline. As their car approaches the edge of the continent, the world outside the window seems to be unraveling ever faster—as if somewhere beyond the horizon, the hollow core of civilization has finally caved in.”
Angela Russo-Otstot, Jake Aust, Geoff Haley, Christopher Markus, and Stephen McFeely are executive producing the film along with the Russo brothers. Markus and McFeely wrote the script.
Simon Stålenhag previously released ‘The Labrynth,’ ‘Things From The Flood,’ and served as the illustrator for ‘Tales from the Loop: Roleplaying in the ’80s That Never Was.’