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Rachel Brosnahan to Star in Comedic Sci-Fi Film Distant


Two-time Golden Globe winner Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) joins Anthony Ramos (A Star Is Born, the upcoming In the Heights) in Amblin Partners’ upcoming comedic sci-fi film Distant.

Will Speck and Josh Gordon (DreamWorks Pictures’ Blades of Glory and Office Christmas Party) will direct the Spenser Cohen-penned spec script.

Distant tells the story of an asteroid miner who, after crash-landing on an alien planet, must contend with the challenges of his new surroundings, while making his way across the harsh terrain to the only other survivor – a woman who is trapped in her escape pod.

Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Midnight Special), Fred Berger (La La Land), and Anna Halberg (Extinction) will produce, with Speck and Gordon serving as executive producers along with Jonathan Rothbart and Matt Hirsch. Kevin Vafi will co-produce.

Jeb Brody, Amblin Partner’s Co-President of Production, and John Buderwitz, creative executive, will oversee for the studio.

Brosnahan is an Emmy, TCA Award, two Golden Globes, two Critics’ Choice Awards and two Screen Actors Guild award winner for her performance as Miriam ‘Midge’ Maisel in the critically-acclaimed series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

She has a first-look deal with Amazon Studios to develop TV series exclusive to Amazon Prime Video alongside her company Scrap Paper Pictures.

Brosnahan has recently produced and stars in I’m Your Woman, an Amazon Studios movie directed by Julia Hart and co-written with Jordan Harowitz.

Brosnahan will be seen in Ironbark this fall, alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, directed by Dominic Cooke. The film premiered at the 2020 Sundance film festival and will be released by Roadside Attractions.

Brosnahan also lent her voice to the computer-animated comedy film, Spies in Disguise, alongside Tom Holland and Will Smith. Her additional film credits include Patriots’ Day, Burn Country, Boomtown, The Finest Hours, Louder Than Bombs and Beautiful Creatures.

On series television, she is known for her breakout role as Rachel Posner in Netflix’s groundbreaking series House of Cards, which earned her Emmy nominations as well as a SAG nomination for ‘Best Ensemble.’ In addition, she has starred in two seasons of the critically-acclaimed WGN series Manhattan and was an executive producer of a series adaptation of Corey Camperchioli’s short film Femme.

She currently serves on the Board of Covenant House, which oversees programs for homeless youth and has been an Ambassador for Global Citizen for the past six years.

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Mirko Parlevliet
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded to cover movie, TV, video game, music, and theme park news.


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