Get a trench coat, a fedora, and a flickering street lamp because Netflix is working on a modern-day noir with Charlie McDowell on board to direct. Jason Segel (Dispatches From Elsewhere, Freaks and Geeks), Lily Collins (Emily in Paris, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones), and Jesse Plemons star in the film Windfall (Antlers, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie). The storey was created by Segel, and the script will be written by Justin Lader and Andrew Kevin Walker. Along with Alex Orlovsky, Duncan Montgomery, and Jack Selby, the trio of actors will produce the film. Rick Covert, David Duque Estrada, and Elika Portnoy executive produce for Mutressa Movies.
Windfall is a Hitchcockian thriller about a young couple who arrive at their vacation home to discover it has been plundered.
Segel recently starred in Dispatches From Elsewhere, an AMC anthology series that has become one of my favourites in recent years. It’s a twisting storey about a group of unusual strangers who band together to solve a series of puzzles and emerge as better people on the other side. It’s motivating, super-meta, and absolutely unique, in my opinion. You should try it out. Collins recently featured in the controversial but critically acclaimed Netflix series Emily in Paris, and Plemons is now filming Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon.
Following my enjoyment of Segel’s Dispatches From Elsewhere, I’m eager to see what else he has planned. In fact, the prospect of his handling a noir storey has piqued my interest. Let’s get started.