‘The Farewell’ Director Lulu Wang Sets Sci-Fi Thriller as Next Film

  • Variety
‘The Farewell’ Director Lulu Wang Sets Sci-Fi Thriller as Next Film
The Farewell” filmmaker Lulu Wang will direct the science fiction movie “Children of the New World.”

Plot details are being kept under wraps, though it will be adapted from Alexander Weinstein’s collection of short stories of the same name.

Big Beach and Votiv are distributing “Children of the New World,” which will be produced by Big Beach’s Dani Melia and Peter Saraf and Votiv’s Justin Lothrop. Votiv’s Brent Stiefel will serve as executive producer.

Wang, who was named one of Variety’s 10 Directors to Watch earlier this year, recently directed “The Farewell,” a comedic drama starring Awkwafina that premiered at Sundance.

“I could not have made ‘The Farewell’ without my fantastic producers at Big Beach, so I’m looking forward to this new collaboration, with them and Votiv, to continue exploring the evolving dynamics of family,” Wang said in a statement.

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