Julianne Moore’s ‘Sharper’ movie adds Briana Middleton in lead role – deadline
EXCLUSIVE: Apple Original Films and the A24 scam feature Sharper added Briana Middleton as one of the four heads. Middleton will play Sandra, a young woman who finds herself overwhelmed when she enters the complex world of crooks.
She joins Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore, Sebastian Stan and Judge Smith in the cast.
Sharper follows a con artist (Moore) into the billionaire world of Manhattan. The film, directed by Emmy and BAFTA nominee Benjamin Caron, is based on the script for Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka’s feature film, which was recently blacklisted. Caron is also featured in the photo. Moore produces alongside Bart Freundlich, Gatewood, Tanaka and Erik Feig and Jessica Switch of Picturestart. Julia Hammer of Picturestart will serve as the EP.
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Middleton was announced as the leading female role in the The beauty and the Beast prequel series. She made her feature debut in the upcoming George Clooney-directed adaptation of The tender bar, based on the memoir of Pulitzer Prize-winning writer JR Moehringer. She will play the role of Sidney, a young woman who happens to be the “Daisy” of “Gatsby” by JR (Tye Sheridan). Middleton recently completed filming the lead in The Last Will and the Testament of Charles Abernathy. The actress is replaced by Entertainment partners Gersh and Brillstein.
Sharper marks Moore’s second project with Apple after the limited series Lisey’s story, a deeply personal thriller from creator Stephen King, starring Moore as director and is currently streaming worldwide on Apple TV +.
In addition to Sharper, Apple and A24’s feature film partnership include upcoming film directed by Joel Coen Macbeth’s tragedy, with Oscar winners Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand; On the rocks, by Oscar winner Sofia Coppola, and starring Rashida Jones and Bill Murray; winner of the Grand Jury Prize of the Sundance Film Festival Boys state, which also won two Critics Choice Documentary Awards and is shortlisted for Best Documentary / Non-Fiction Special at this year’s Primetime Emmys and SXSW Louis Black lonely star Award; and the next YA adaptation The sky is everywhere, directed by Josephine Decker and starring Grace Kaufman, Cherry Jones and Jason Segel.