Gerwig’s ‘Lady Bird’ in flight come September
Greta Gerwig (Isle of Dogs) becomes a fledgling solo director with her new film Lady Bird.
Though still up in the air, the film is expected to premiere at the Telluride Film Festival over Labor Day weekend. Then it’s off to the Toronto International Film Festival, followed by the New York Film Festival in October, and finally, it will fly into theatres on November 10th.
Oscar-nominated Saoirse Ronan (The Grand Budapest Hotel) plays the lead, a young woman who spends a year in Northern California. The plot has been largely kept secret so far; however, a little birdie has made public a few stills. If they are any indication, Ronan’s character will also wear a school uniform, sit on a couch, wear a towel, sit in a hospital, and frown.
Lady Bird co-stars Laurie Metcalf (Roseanne), Timothée Chalamet (Interstellar), Tracy Letts (The Big Short), and Academy Award-nominated Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea).