Candyman director Nia DaCosta is about to helm the movie adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s 1891 stage play Hedda Gabler. In line with Selection, the venture might be produced by Gabrielle Nadig, who additionally backed Nia DaCosta‘s 2018 debut characteristic Little Woods, and Hollywood star Brad Pitt’s banner Plan B.
Hedda Gabler follows its titular character as she navigates a home she doesn’t need, a wedding she feels trapped in and an ex-lover who has reappeared in her life. The play has seen quite a few diversifications on stage and display screen, and in a number of languages, together with 1975’s Hedda for which actor Glenda Jackson was nominated for an Oscar on the 1976 Academy Awards.
DaCosta most not too long ago directed Candyman for MGM, which was launched by Common Footage in August 2021. She is at present in post-production on her superhero movie The Marvels, starring Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris and Iman Vellani. The film, which is a sequel to 2019 blockbuster “Captain Marvel”, will launch in 2023.
Her upcoming venture is the movie adaptation of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ bestselling novel The Water Dancer.