Zendaya, Josh O’Connor and star Mike Faist are set to star in Luca Guadagnino’s new romantic drama ‘Challengers’.
‘Spider-Man: No Way Home‘ producer Amy Pascal is producing the movie by way of her Pascal Pictures alongside Zendaya and Guadagnino. Playwright Justin Kuritzkes is penning the script, studies selection.com.
The movie facilities on the aggressive world of professional tennis, by which player-turned-coach Tashi (Zendaya) has reworked her husband Art (Faist) right into a Grand Slam champion.
After a shedding streak, Tashi enters him right into a “Challenger” occasion – the bottom professional match degree – the place he should face off in opposition to Patrick (O’Connor), Tashi’s former boyfriend and his former greatest pal.
Zendaya’s deal for the movie is closed, whereas O’Connor and Faist are nonetheless in negotiations. Production on ‘Challengers’ is deliberate to start within the spring on the East Coast.
‘Challengers’ joins Guadagnino’s intriguing upcoming slate, together with ‘Bones and All’ with Timothee Chalamet and his Audrey Hepburn biopic starring Rooney Mara.
Emmy-winning actor Zendaya is at the moment starring within the second season of wildly well-liked teenage drama ‘Euphoria’. She just lately reprised the position of MJ in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’.
O’Connor, who can also be an Emmy winner for his position as younger Prince Charles in ‘The Crown’, is subsequent set to star in romance ‘The History of Sound” alongside Paul Mescal’.
Following his breakout position as Riff in ‘West Side Story’, Faist will subsequent be seen in ‘Pinball: The Man Who Saved the Game’ from Austin and Meredith Bragg.