Blake Lively Making Directorial Debut With Edgar Wright-Penned Film Seconds
Blake Lively is a talented star in front of the camera and is now looking to bring that star power behind the camera as she sets to make her directorial debut in the Edgar Wright penned film, Seconds. The film is adapted from the graphic novel by Bryan Lee O’Malley, creator of the Scott Pilgrim comic series that Wright adapted into a film in 2010’s Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Lively and Wright will also produce the film alongside Marc Platt.
The description for Seconds reads:
“Katie’s got it pretty good. She’s a talented young chef, she runs a successful restaurant, and she has big plans to open an even better one. Then, all at once, progress on the new location bogs down, her charming ex-boyfriend pops up, her fling with another chef goes sour, and her best waitress gets badly hurt. And just like that, Katie’s life goes from pretty good to not so much. What she needs is a second chance. Everybody deserves one, after all—but they don’t come easy. Luckily for Katie, a mysterious girl appears in the middle of the night with simple instructions for a do-it-yourself do-over:
1. Write your mistake
2. Ingest one mushroom
3. Go to sleep
4. Wake anew
And just like that, all the bad stuff never happened, and Katie is given another chance to get things right. She’s also got a dresser drawer full of magical mushrooms—and an irresistible urge to make her life not just good, but perfect. Too bad it’s against the rules. But Katie doesn’t care about the rules—and she’s about to discover the unintended consequences of the best intentions.”
Lively is well known to any fan of the hit series Gossip Girl but has also started in films such as Green Lantern, The Town, The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, and All I See is You.
With Lively and Wright attached to the film, this could be another O’Malley project that sees a hit adaptation and is worth keeping a close eye on as it develops. Stay tuned for more updates.