Justine Bateman Groups Up with Mary-Louise Parker, Carrie-Anne Moss, & Extra for “Face” Adaptation

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Justine Bateman is lining up a star-studded solid for “Face,” her sophomore directorial effort. Mary-Louise Parker (“Weeds”), Carrie-Anne Moss (“The Matrix” franchise), Isabelle Fuhrman (“The Novice”), and Liana Liberato (“To the Stars”) have signed on “Face,” her follow-up to “Violet,” a 2021 psychological thriller that noticed Olivia Munn taking part in a movie exec being tortured by her abusive inside voice. Deadline confirmed the information of the “Face” casting. 

Based mostly on Bateman’s 2021 bestseller “Face: One Sq. Foot of Pores and skin,” the movie “consists of 14 vignettes, each comedic and dramatic, which have a look at girls’s faces getting older, and why that makes individuals indignant. Whereas a lot of society seems to imagine that ladies’s faces are one way or the other damaged and must be mounted, ‘Face’ reveals among the some ways through which girls, and people round them, permit this concept to take root in any respect,” per the supply.

Vignettes embody the story of “an actress balancing her want to make use of her face for her job and the strain to not transfer it in any respect” and a “waitress decided to succeed on her appears, whereas refusing the notion that these appears will ever change in any respect.”

Bateman is penning the pic and is amongst its producers. “Face” will start manufacturing late within the fall.

Finest identified for her position as Mallory Keaton in “Household Ties,” Bateman is a two-time Emmy nominee whose different appearing credit embody “Determined Housewives” and “Males in Bushes.”

“Violet” made its world premiere at SXSW.

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