Carrie Brownstein has decided to direct a new comedy film Starrer Annie Murphy titled Witness Protection. Reportedly she has chosen Schitt’s Creek star Annie Murphy for the lead role.
The news came in on April 11. According to a Deadline report, the film will focus on Murphy’s as-yet-unnamed character.
Furthermore, she has become bogged down in a situation that forces her into witness protection. There, “for the first time, she must try to figure out herself. Along with it she must maintain her cover and keep the criminals at bay”.
In addition, Annie Murphy is also the executive producer. Working alongside, her Schitt’s Creek crewmates Rupinder Gill and David West Read. Also, writing the screenplay.
In addition, its logline reads: “A stunning teenager client, Kenzie has now hired the Fairy Godmother Faye. Kenzie has set Faya out on the run to find her true love with the hottest prince in the land. Things seemed to start getting complicated as the prince starts falling for Faye, herself instead. With the new challenge in hand, she must sort it out.”
She further added that the biopic was well underway. The biopic is due to be released as an Amazon Original.
Annie Murphy and Carrie’s History Behind Camera
Carrie Brownstein has a long history behind the camera. She had previously directed episodes of IFC’s Portlandia. She also co-created, wrote, produced, and starred in the series.
Also, working on projects like Hulu’s Casual and Shrill, HBO’s Mrs. Fletcher, and Comedy Central’s Idiotsitter. She also piloted the KENZO fashion film The Realest Real. The film starred Natasha Lyonne and Mahershala Ali.
Also in 2021, Carrie played herself in St. Vincent‘s “bananas art film” The Nowhere Inn. NME’s Leonie Cooper wrote in a three-star review “At worst, The Nowhere Inn is a half-hour film. In which Annie Clark seizes full control of her narrative, portraying a series of different versions of herself to amaze and confuse. But the film at its best is funny and asks questions about authenticity. Raising question on how almost everything in the music industry, even if it looks like it isn’t, is contrived.”
In 2019, speaking to NME, Carrie revealed that she could marry her work as a musician with directing and creating film and television. She said, “I like having a variety of options for my energy and interests.”
Further adding, “It allows me to understand the different ways of collaboration because most of these projects aside from writing are about others. Believing, I think that that is a way of learning to compromise and becoming more compassionate. Also, becoming less precious about your ideas but also clarifying when you know your idea is the best.”