Deadline reports that Sydney Sweeney is officially set to star and produce an upcoming adaptation of The Guardianaccording to the news of Marcus Kliewer. Universal will distribute the film after acquiring the rights in a competitive bidding war. The film will follow a young woman who takes up a job as a cattaker she found on Craigslist, only to discover that her job is much bigger and more terrifying than she ever could have imagined.
While little information is known about the film’s plot details, it will be based on the Reddit story of the same name by Kliewer, who previously wrote We used to live here on the site, which Netflix is adapting. With a mysterious and potentially thrilling premise, alongside a talented actor at the center, The Guardian could be an exciting movie for audiences to watch when it finally comes out.
While there’s no word yet on who will be directing the film, Karl Gajdusekwho previously co-wrote The king’s manis committed to adapting the scenario for The Guardian. In addition to starring in the film, Sweeney will also serve as a producer for the project through Fifty-Fifty Films with Jonathan Davino. Under its Platinum Dunes banner, Michael Bay will also produce The Guardian with Brad Fuller and Scott Glassgold ground control. Universal’s Executive Vice President of Production, Matt Reillywill oversee the production of the film alongside Creative Executive Jacqueline Garell.
Sweeney has already gained wide recognition for her role in the hit series Euphoria, which earned her a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. She also starred in The White Lotuswhich earned her a second Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Anthology or Movie.
As his career continues to gain momentum, Sweeney is also expected to star in Sony Madame Web film, based on the Marvel Comics character, alongside dakota johnson (Fifty shades of Grey) in an undisclosed role. It should also appear in National antheman upcoming film from the writer and director Tony Tost. Along with the eventual release of The GuardianSweeney will also produce and star in a remake of Barbarelle with Sony Pictures. She will also collaborate with Sony on The recorda dystopian thriller based on the Madison Lawson novel of the same name.
With the film still in its early stages of development, no official release date for The Guardian has not yet been defined. Check out Collider’s interview with Sweeney on Nocturne, Euphoria, and the collaboration with director Quentin Tarantino below.
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