Sometimes a film comes together with a cast and crew that feels completely in tune with each other. Whether that’s Martin Scorsese working with Leonardo DiCaprio or David O. Russell working with Jennifer Lawrence. But sometimes a film comes together with a cast and crew that almost seems like names pulled from a hat. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing, as we see with the upcoming film “When You Finish Saving the World.”
According to Deadline, Julianne Moore and Finn Wolfhard are set to star in the upcoming film “When You Finish Saving the World,” which is written and directed by Jesse Eisenberg and produced by Emma Stone. See what I mean? Would you have guessed these four would work together before? And yet, somehow, it just seems perfect. “When You Finish Saving the World” doesn’t have a synopsis yet, but is described as a mother-son story that will be inspired by Eisenberg’s upcoming Audible Original of the same name, which will be released later this year.
Eisenberg and Stone have previously collaborated, in front of the camera, at least, in the two “Zombieland” films. So, their partnership isn’t completely shocking. “When You Finish Saving the World” does mark Eisenberg’s feature directing debut. The actor-filmmaker previously wrote and directed an upcoming series titled “Bream Gives Me Hiccups,” which stars Parker Posey.
Julianne Moore is one of the best actresses working today, earning an Academy Award for her performance in the film “Still Alice.” Most recently, she’s appeared in films such as “Gloria Bell,” “The Glorias,” and Luca Guadagnino’s short film, “The Staggering Girl.” Her next feature is the long-delayed film, “The Woman in the Window.”
Wolfhard, on the other hand, doesn’t quite have the resume of Moore, but is definitely one of the biggest up-and-coming names in Hollywood. He’s best known for his starring role in Netflix’s smash hit, “Stranger Things.” He’s also set to star in the just-delayed film, “Ghostbusters: Afterlife.”
Obviously, it’s unclear when filming on “When You Finish Saving the World” might occur, given that production has halted all over the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But we will definitely keep an eye out for this feature.