Dolly: Apple TV+ picks up Florence Pugh sci-fi drama
James R | On 11, Feb 2021
Florence Pugh is heading to Apple TV+ for new sci-fi drama Dolly, reports Deadline.
The feature film, which will be written by Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3, Hobbs & Shaw) and Vanessa Taylor (The Shape of Water), has not been greenlit and is yet to be penned. The project, however, is already an attractive prospect, with Florence Pugh already attached.
That combination of talent was enough to spark a bidding war between four players – including studios and streamers. Pearce pitched the project on video to the buyers at all once, with Apple TV+ emerging as the winner.
The sci-fi courtroom drama will follow a robot “companion doll” who kills its owner and then claims the she is not guilty, asking for a lawyer. The film is inspired by Elizabeth Bear’s short story of the same name.
The project marks the first major sale for Pearce’s new production company, Point of No Return, which will co-produce with Apple Studios. Ian Fisher will exec-produce through the company, while Pugh and Taylor are also attach to exec-produce.
Pugh is currently in production on Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling, and has recently been seen in Midsommar and Little Women. She will soon appear in Marvel’s Black Widow, which is currently set to be released in May 2021.