Millie Bobby Brown is growing her portfolio. The 15-year-old actress has struck a deal with Netflix to produce a new original film for the streamer called A Time Lost. The film is based on an original story Brown wrote alongside her sister Paige.
No cast information has been announced for the project yet. It’s also unclear if Brown plans on remaining behind the camera for this one. However, Anna Klassen has been tapped to adapt the story for the screen. In the film, a long-standing feud between two affluent Long Island families is upended when one of the families’ teenage daughters is diagnosed with cancer.
Millie Bobby and Paige released a statement expressing their gratitude and excitement for the project. “We are so grateful to Netflix for their confidence in us and this beautiful story, which we have spent years writing and developing. It’s about friendship, family and overcoming obstacles when it feels like the world is pushing you down. It’s been a labor of love, literally.”
Millie Bobby Brown has obviously had a ridiculous level of success with Netflix through Stranger Things (she reportedly pulled in $3 million for the most recent season). So, it’s no surprise that she’d want to continue working with the streamer. And on Netflix’s end, the company has made a concerted effort to highlight alternative creative voices over the last few years. Just recently, Patty Jenkins signed a three-year deal with the streamer to develop original TV content. On top of that, visionary Korean director Hwang Dong-hyuk was tapped to bring a new Korean-language series to the platform.
Lisa Nishimura, Netflix’s VP of independent film and documentary features, also released a statement regarding A Time Lost. “Millie is an extraordinary creative talent. We’ve been lucky to have her in our family from the beginning of her career. It is a genuine thrill to witness Millie bring her distinct vision to the screen, now as a writer and producer, alongside her sister on this wonderful film.”
No release window for A Time Lost has been announced yet.