Greta Gerwig to make directorial debut with ‘Lady Bird’

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One of the indie queens is set to get behind the camera on her own for the first time.

Deadline reported that Greta Gerwig, wife and frequent collaborator with Noah Baumbach, is set to direct her first feature film based on a script she wrote herself. The movie will be called Lady Bird and is shooting in March in Sacramento.

The plot will deal with a young woman’s last year in Sacramento before moving on. Gerwig will not star in the film, but it seems like something close to her film, Frances Ha, which she also wrote with Baumbach.

Gerwig told The Playlist back in 2013 that she had an idea for a separate scene in Frances Ha that they ended up cutting due to time constraints.

“I had written a long section that had taken place in Sacramento. It was about 30 pages, it was a long section, and a lot of things happened and there were new characters. At some point, Noah said, ‘I think we have to cut that section. I don’t think it fits.’ I was really upset about it, but then he was right. It just didn’t fit in the story, I think.”

Gerwig is a talented actress and screenwriter so it is nice to see her make a move behind the camera. She does have some experience with directing as she co-directed Nights and Weekends with Joe Swanberg. You can see her next in Baumbach’s Mistress America, which is debuting in limited theaters in the United States now.

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