Michelle Williams to Join the Cast of 'Let It Fall Back'

Posted 2017/11/17 0 0

Michelle Williams is in talks to join Benedict Cumberbatch and Jake Gyllenhaal in the StudioCanal pic Let It Fall Back.


Multiple Oscar nominee Michelle Williams is in talks to play the female lead alongside Jake Gyllenhaal and Benedict Cumberbatch in “Call Me By Your Name” director Luca Guadagnino’s next project “Let It Fall Back”, according to The Tracking Board. The project was formerly known as Rio. Details of her role in this film are kept under wraps for the moment.

Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders, Locke) penned the script which stars Gyllenhaal as a financial reporter who travels to Rio de Janeiro to visit a wealthy friend (Cumberbatch), only to get sucked into a plot to fake his friend’s death. Studiocanal will finance and produce along with Cumberbatch and his Sunny March production company with Adam Ackland as well as Jake Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker who will produce through their Nine Stories banner.

Williams, who has received four Oscar nominations, previously starred in Brokeback Mountain together with Gyllenhaal. She is currently filming Sony Pictures’ Venom with Tom Hardy and will participate in the reshoots for Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World. Two days before that film hits theaters, Williams can be seen in The Greatest Showman opposite Hugh Jackman.

Gyllenhaal also received his first career Oscar nom for Brokeback, but has yet to follow it up with another nomination, though he’s considered to have a shot this year after his performance as a disabled Boston Marathon bombing victim in David Gordon Green’s Stronger. Gyllenhaal is unlikely to receive an Oscar nomination for his bizarre turn as zoologist and TV show host Johnny Wilcox in Okja.

Gyllenhaal’s Let It Fall Back co-star Cumberbatch has himself been nominated for an Oscar, having received a Best Actor nod for his performance as Alan Turing in the film The Imitation Game (though he lost to Eddie Redmayne for The Theory of Everything). Cumberbatch was set to possibly be a player in this year’s awards season for his performance as Thomas Edison in The Current War, but the Weinstein Company movie was pushed back to 2018 to protect it from being hit with shrapnel during the on-going Harvey Weinstein scandal.