Netflix is closing in on a deal for an upcoming feature from Lovecraft Country‘s Misha Green.
Per Deadline, the streamer is close to nabbing the rights to Chris Hicks’ short story, I Am Not Alone, and a plan is set in place for Green to write the script and direct the film, which will serve as a star vehicle for Oscar-winning actress Jessica Chastain.
Green will produce the project alongside Genre Films’ Simon Kinberg and Audrey Chon. Bread & Circuses Entertainment’s Craig Flores, Scott Glassgold and Peter Katz are producing along with Chastain and her Freckle Pictures partner, Kelly Carmichael.
Chris Hicks’ I Am Not Alone chronicles the mother of a young daughter whose life unravels when she suffers unbearable migraines that cause her to hallucinate as she begins to see creatures.
“I’m a massive fan of Misha’s work, and been friends with Craig for years, so when I got sent this story and heard they were involved, I absolutely flipped out,” Kinberg said in a statement. “Misha’s vision for it is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. And getting to work with Jessica again makes it even dreamer.”
“Collaborating again with visionary writer-director Misha Green and her unique literary voice on this sci-fi horror franchise is an absolute dream,” said Flores “And combining two creative powerhouses like Misha and Simon Kinberg is more than any producer could ask for.”
Green, who also was behind WGN’s Underground, is also working on her feature directorial debut, Sunflower, which will see her reteam with Underground and Lovecraft Country star Jurnee Smollett.