Millie Bobby Brown-Russo Bros movie directed by The Electric State lands on Netflix
At a press conference for Anthony and Joe Russothe next movie from The gray manspecific to Collider Steve Weintraub spoke with the brothers about their new movie electric state, and found out straight from the source that filming begins in October. It has now been revealed, however, who ultimately picked up the alternate history piece – Netflix.
When the film was originally announced in 2020, Universal was attached to the project in part due to the theatrical release commitment. In time, however, a deal was never finalized and that opened the door for Netflix, which has a history with the Russos and the film’s star. Millie Bobby Brown, to get going, get a deal done, and get everything ready for filming to begin later this year. Apparently, the film should also compete with the cost of The gray manwhich is already one of the streamer’s most expensive movies.
Based on the illustrated novel by Simon Stalenhag, electrical condition will star Brown as a teenage girl on the run with her robot who embarks on a quest through a much different and more post-apocalyptic 1997 America than the one we know to find her brother. This United States is a crumbling consumerist high-tech society that keeps falling apart more and more as Brown travels across the continent. The Russos are joined by their former and current Marvel creative partners The gray man co-authors Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeelywho adapted the screenplay.
The Russo Brothers have remained tight-lipped on other cast members aside from Brown, though it’s worth noting that they could be given a little more power in the form of another Marvel star – Chris Pratt. Pratt had been in talks with his co-star opposite Brown, and while it’s been a while since negotiations began, a deal is still in the works to bring him on the project. The brothers also teased that they were “working with old friends” on the film, implying that more Marvel stars, or stars from their TV days, could be on board.
Landing electrical condition gets Netflix their dream movie with some of their favorite creations. Brown is literally one of Netflix’s poster children, appearing as eleven in his gargantuan hit stranger things. It’s also not the first time a film starring Brown has moved from another studio to Netflix. The first one Enola Holmes the film was originally under Warner Bros. until the pandemic cleared the way for Netflix to pick it up. It turned out to be a good investment by Netflix, earning it a sequel in the process. The Russo brothers, meanwhile, have The gray man through a partnership with their banner, AGBO, and the streamer, as well as a sequel to Chris Hemsworth-titled film Extraction.
It’s likely that Netflix will follow a similar release strategy for The gray man with electrical condition. The former is slated for a limited release on July 15, followed by a Netflix release on July 22.