EXCLUSIVE: Olivia Cooke has signed on to star opposite John Boyega In Naked Singularity, the heist fil helmed by first-time feature director Chase Palmer, who also penned the screenplay with David Matthews. Scott Free Productions is producing the pic, which is an adaptation of the same-titled novel by Sergio De La Pava.
The story centers on an idealistic young New York City public defender burned out by the system and in the middle of a mental breakdown. Seeing signs of the universe collapsing around him, he gets suspended and decides to rob a $75M drug deal off one of his clients
Producers are Scott Free’s Kevin Walsh and Ryan Stowell along with Tony Ganz of Wolf Films and Jen Dana from 3311 Productions, which is co-financing the project with Anton. Ridley Scott, Dick Wolf, Deborah Roth and Anton are executive producers.
Cooke’s recent credits include Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, the Dan Fogelman-helmed drama, Life Itself, and the Vanity Fair miniseries from ITV and Amazon Studios.
She is repped by CAA, Grandview, Shepherd Management, and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman.