Joe and Anthony Russo's next directing feature The Electric State, which will star Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown, is heading to Netflix.
Universal was previously circling the package towards the end of 2020, but the deal fell through. It's now been reported that Netflix, which has strong pre-existing relationships with both the Russos and Brown, swooped in to buy the rights.
The Electric State is an adaptation of the illustrated novel by Simon Stålenhag. Set in a retro-futuristic past, an orphaned teenager (Brown) travels through the American West with a mysterious robot and an eccentric drifter in search of her little brother. Chris Pratt is reportedly in talks to also board the project, which is written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
The Russos' upcoming Netflix feature The Gray Man, which stars Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans, releases next month, while Stranger Things 4 Volume II lands on the streamer this Friday. Their sequel to Extraction, which stars Chris Hemsworth and is also a Netflix original, recently wrapped filming. Meanwhile, Brown also has two upcoming movies with the streamer: Damsel, which is set for a 2023 release date and also stars Robin Wright and Angela Bassett, and Enola Holmes 2.
Production on The Electric State is set to begin in October.