‘Save The Green Planet’: Emma Stone In Talks To Join Yorgos Lanthimos’ Dark Comedy Remake

Having already worked together to great success on The Favourite and Poor Things, we knew that director Yorgos Lanthimos and star Emma Stone were eager to do so again. Following yesterday’s announcement that Lanthimos will direct a remake of South Korean comedy Save the Green Planet, today comes word that Stone will be joining him. Not really a shock.

Variety confirms that Emma Stone is in talks to star in the sci-fi dark comedy Save the Green Planet, which Yorgos Lanthimos will direct. The story “revolves around a disillusioned young man who captures and tortures a businessman whom he believes to be part of an alien invasion. A battle of wits ensues between the captor, his devoted girlfriend, the businessman and a private detective.”

The report suggests that Stone’s role could be a supporting one and not the lead.

An earlier version of the film was to be directed by Jang Joon-hwan who did the original movie, from a script by Will Tracy (The Menu) that is likely to be rewritten.

This is the sixth collaboration between Lanthimos and Stone, who have Kinds of Kindness coming up later this year. Filming on Save the Green Planet is to begin this summer.

Travis Hopson
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