Aubrey Plaza to Lead 'Ingrid Goes West'

by Salias Lesnick


Aubrey Plaza (Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, Parks and Recreation) is set to star opposite Elizabeth Olsen (Avengers: Age of Ultron, Martha Marcy May Marlene) in the upcoming dark comedy Ingrid Goes West. Directed by Matt Spicer, Ingrid Goes West is based on a script by Spicer and David Branson Smith.
Ingrid Goes West follows Ingrid Thorburn (Plaza), a mentally unstable young woman who becomes obsessed with Taylor Sloane (Olsen), a social media “influencer” with a seemingly-perfect life. When Ingrid decides to drop everything and move to the West Coast to befriend Taylor in real life, her behavior turns unsettling and increasingly dangerous.

Plaza will also produce the film along with Jared Ian Goldman (Little Boxes, The Skeleton Twins), Star Thrower Entertainment’s Tim and Trevor White and Adam and Robert Mirels through their newly-formed 141 Entertainment. Mary Solomon, Rick Rickertsen and Allan Mandelbaum will executive produce.

Aubrey Plaza recently wrapped production on The Little Hours, in which she stars alongside Alison Brie and Dave Franco. She’s also set to star in Noah Hawley’s Legion, which will debut on FX early next year. Olsen, meanwhile, recently starred in Marvel StudiosCaptain America: Civil War and in the Hank Williams biopic I Saw the Light. Ingrid Goes West is her second collaboration with Star Thrower Entertainment following Taylor Sheridan’s Wind River, which The Weinstein Company will release.

Currently shooting in Los Angeles, Ingrid Goes West marks Spicer’s feature directorial debut. He recently co-wrote Flower, along with Max Winkler, who will direct. The film offers a twisted coming-of-age comedy starring Zoey Deutch, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn and Tim Heidecker, which Spicer will also produce alongside Rough House Pictures and Diablo Entertainment. Along with Winkler, Spicer is also set to write the recently-announced Rocketeer sequel for Disney.

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