The Eggers brothers, whose older sibling Robert Eggers has collaborated with A24 on “The Witch” and “The Lighthouse,” will be directing in their feature filmmaking debut. They adapted the screenplay from Susan Hill’s short story of the same name.
“The Front Room” follows a young, newly pregnant couple forced to take in an ailing stepmother who has long been estranged from the family.
Along with Norwood, the ’90s music icon who is also of “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” “Moesha” and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” fame, is co-starring alongside Kathryn Hunter (“The Tragedy of Macbeth”), Andrew Burnap (“WeCrashed,” Broadway’s “The Inheritance”) and Neal Huff (“Spotlight”).
Norwood later shared the news on Instagram, telling audiences “[I] can’t wait for ya’ll to see this.”
“God you’re Awesome!!!! I trust you with my entire life,” she wrote. “Thank you for this amazing opportunity to work with this unbelievable cast, crew, and the studio everyone wants to work with and of course my Eggers fam.”
A24 will produce the film alongside Lucan Toh, Babak Anvari and Bryan Sonderman of Two & Two Pictures and Julia Oh and David Hinojosa of 2AM. A24 will also finance “The Front Room” and handle its worldwide theatrical rollout.
Max Eggers co-wrote “The Lighthouse,” a black-and-white drama with Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson, with Robert Eggers. Sam Eggers wrote and edited the 2018 documentary “Olympia,” about the career of Academy Award-winning actress Olympia Dukakis, and he was a production assistant on his older brother’s film “The Witch.”
The Eggers brothers are repped by 2AM, WME and Frankfurt Kurnit Klein and Selz. Norwood is represented by CAA and Ryan Ramsey (Salxco). Hunter is represented by Stanton Davidson Associates. Burnap is represented by UTA, the Lede PR and Beth Rosner Management. Huff is represented by CornerStone Talent Agency and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.