Karen Gillan to Throw a ‘Tupperware Party’ for Directorial Debut
After transitioning from charming Doctor Who companion to charming movie star with roles in Guardians of the Galaxy and Oculus, Karen Gillan is moving behind the camera for her feature directorial debut. Don’t worry, she’ll also star in the upcoming project, announced as part of Mt. Hollywood Films’ inaugural five-film slate, which boasts mid-budget indie projects with a focus on female and minority-driven titles.
Per Deadline, Mt. Hollywood Films has launched its initial slate of five films, which includes Tupperware Party. Gillan also wrote the screenplay and will star in the film, which marks her feature directing debut, though it’s not her first time behind the camera. She previously helmed two short films, both released in 2015: Coward and Coventional (which was part of Fun Size Horror’s second collection of shorts).
Plot details have yet to be revealed for Tupperware Party, but given Gillan’s proclivity for darker material, it’s safe to assume that this won’t be anything like ye olde quirky gatherings at your aunt’s house. The film does not yet have a release date, but production on the studio’s initial five-film slate will reportedly be completed in full within 12 to 18 months.
Gillan recently appeared opposite Ethan Hawke in In a Valley of Violence, the new western from genre director Ti West. Up next, she reprises her role as Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and is rumored to appear in Avengers: Infinity War. She also stars opposite Emma Watson and Tom Hanks in James Ponsoldt’s The Circle, and has a leading role in Dwayne Johnson’s new Jumanji movie.