Anna Kendrick To Direct The Relationship Sport

Having developed her profession from appearing to producing, Anna Kendrick is taking the subsequent step. She’ll sit within the director’s chair for true crime thriller The Relationship Sport.

However even with this new job, Kendrick will nonetheless additionally produce and star within the movie, primarily based on a script by Ian MacAllister McDonald.

That, in flip is predicated on the stranger-than-fiction true story of Cheryl Bradshaw, who was a bachelorette on the hit 70s TV matchmaking present The Relationship Sport and selected good-looking and humorous bachelor primary, Rodney Alcala. However behind Alcala’s charming façade was a lethal secret: he was a psychopathic serial killer…

“I’ve beloved this script from the second I learn it,” Kendrick tells Deadline. “And whereas I used to be clearly thrilled to be enjoying the character of Sheryl, I felt so related to the story, the tone, and the themes round gender and intimacy, that when the chance got here as much as direct the movie, I jumped at it. It feels meant to be.”

Kendrick will likely be presenting the movie to potential distributors on the upcoming Toronto Worldwide Movie Competition, the place she will even be supporting the premiere of recent drama Alice, Darling.

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