Over a year ago, we reported that The Artist director Michel Hazanavicius was on board to direct Will, a film that’s been in development for over four years. The script, written by actor/comedian Demetri Martin, is set in a world where heavenly scribes write everyone’s destinies, and Paul Rudd plays a man whose angelic writer Will (Zach Galafinakis) quits, thus forcing him to follow his own path without guidance from above. Rather than moving straight to this project, Hazanavicius decided to make The Search his follow-up to The Artist. The movie stars centers on a Chechen NGO worker, played by The Artist’s Berenice Bejo, and a young boy whom she befriends. The movie is current playing at Cannes, and at the festival Hazanavicius told Variety he intends to make Will his next picture, and that he plans to start filming at the end of this year or in early 2015.
Hit the jump for more including an update on Hazanavicius’ adaptation of the non-fiction book In the Garden of Beasts.