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Scarlett Johansson's Directorial Debut "Eleanor the Great"

Starring: June Squibb, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jessica Hecht, and Erin Kellyman

Scarlett Johansson

Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson embarks on her directorial journey with the much-anticipated film “Eleanor the Great”. Joining her in this cinematic venture are acclaimed talents including Oscar-nominated June Squibb (“Nebraska”), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Academy recognized for “12 Years a Slave”), Broadway veteran Jessica Hecht, and the emerging star Erin Kellyman.

Produced by Wayfarer Studios & Content Engineers

This cinematic masterpiece is co-financed by Wayfarer Studios alongside Content Engineers, Pinky Promise, and MacPac. The film is under the executive production helm of Steve Sarowitz, Justin Baldoni, Jamey Heath, Andrew Calof from Wayfarer Studios, and Ezra Gabay, Dr. Raj Khaware from Content Engineers.

About the Cast

June Squibb, known for her roles in “Palm Springs” and Pixar’s “Soul”, recently charmed audiences in “Thelma” which premiered at Sundance.

Chiwetel Ejiofor continues to dazzle, preparing for roles alongside Tom Hiddleston in “The Life of Chuck” and Tom Hardy in “Venom 3”, alongside his memorable role in “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.”

Jessica Hecht, reunites with Johansson post their Broadway play “A View From The Bridge”. Known for her performances in “Friends” and Netflix’s “Special”, Hecht returns to the stage opposite Laura Linney in “Summer 1976”.

Scarlett Johansson is assembling the cast of her directorial debut, “Eleanor the Great.” June Squibb, the Oscar-nominated actor of “Nebraska” will be joined by Chiwetel Ejiofor, Broadway veteran Jessica Hecht and Erin Kellyman.

Wayfarer Studios co- nanced “Eleanor the Great” with Content Engineers, Pinky Promise and MacPac. Steve Sarowitz, Justin Baldoni, Jamey Heath and Andrew Calof are executive producing for Wayfarer Studios. Ezra Gabay and Raj Kishor Khaware are executive producing on behalf of Content Engineers.

This is Squibb’s second recent starring role following the nonagenarian comedy “Thelma,” which sold to Magnolia following its Sundance premiere. Squibb’s other credits include “Palm Springs,” Pixar’s “Soul” and Amy Schumer’s series “Life & Beth.” She is repped by BRS/Gage Talent Agency.

Squibb could have crossed paths with Ejiofor at this year’s Sundance, where the Oscar-nominated actor debuted his sophomore feature “Rob Peace.” Ejiofor, who was recognized by the Academy for “12 Years a Slave,” is preparing to co-star with two Toms: Hiddleston in the adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Life of Chuck” and Hardy in “Venom 3.” Like Johansson, he’s a veteran of Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe, having appeared in 2022’s blockbuster “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.” Ejiofor is repped by Markham, Froggatt and Irwin in the UK, CAA in the US, and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof + Fishman LLP.

“Eleanor the Great” reunites Johansson with Hecht after they starred in the Broadway play “A View From The Bridge” (which landed them both a Tony  nomination). Hecht recently returned to the stage, opposite Laura Linney, in the play “Summer, 1976. She has appeared on shows like “Friends” and Net ix’s “Special.” Hecht is repped by Innovative Artists.