With sci-fi robot film The Electric State, two of Netflix’s most powerful forces are joining forces: the Russo Brothers and Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown. So it only makes sense that Netflix should be its exclusive home.
Deadline reports Netflix has acquired The Electric State, directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and starring Brown. Based on the illustrated novel by Simon Stålenhag, the story follows a young girl and her toy robot as they cross a retro-future version of America in search of a lost loved one. The film was first announced late in 2020.
The script is by the busy duo of Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus, who have worked with the Russos on two Captain America and Avengers films, and the upcoming Netflix blockbuster The Gray Man. Brown has a lot on her plate for Netflix, as well. Vol. 2 of Stranger Things season 4 arrives this weekend, while she also has a sequel to Enola Holmes on the way.