After a three year absence from the big screen, Jodie Foster will make her return to acting in Hotel Artemis, an original sci-fi mystery. The film is written by Drew Pearce, who will also be making his directorial debut, and is produced by Simon and Stephen Cornwell through The Ink Factory by Marc Platt and Adam Seigel through Marc Platt Productions. Pearce will also act as a executive producer though his company Point of No Return.
Not much is known about the film other than it will take place in the near future and Foster will play the role of ‘The Nurse’. Foster’s last acting role was Elysium opposite Matt Damon in 2013. Since then she has directed episodes of House of Cards, Orange is the New Black and this year’s Money Monster with George Clooney and Julia Roberts.
Pearce has worked primarily as a writer and producer, penning Iron Man 3 and the story for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, as well as being tapped for Sherlock Holmes 3. On casting Jodie Foster in his movie, Pearce said “Jodie Foster is an icon, pure and simple. She’s an extraordinary artist, and to be working with one of the all-time greats on my first feature as a director is an absolute honor.”
The film’s producer’s also commented on her casting, with Marc Platt stating that “Jodie and I have enjoyed a long professional and personal relationship that dates back to our days together at Orion where we collaborated on The Silence of the Lambs and her directorial debut, Little Man Tate. She is an accomplished artist in every way, and Adam and I look forward to collaborating with her on Drew’s directorial debut.”
Stephen Cornwell also said “Casting Jodie Foster is a real coup. She is an extraordinary talent and will bring something very special to the film. We are delighted to welcome her to this exciting production. Drew’s vision is unique and we can’t wait to see it brought to life by a stellar cast.”