Larson to direct ‘Unicorn Store’

On the heels of her Captain Marvel announcement, Brie Larson has even more big news to share with her fans.

According to WWD, Larson will be directing her first feature film called Unicorn Store, an indie comedy in which the Room actress will not only take director’s chair, but will also star in and produce.

While not much is known about the film’s premise, WWD reports, “The film’s sparse IMDb page provides few clues, but offers this brief synopsis: ‘A woman named moves back to her parent’s house, where she receives a mysterious invitation to open her own shop.'”

Variety reports that other producers for Unicorn Store are “David Bernad and Ruben Fleischer through their company The District, Paris Kasidokostas-Latsis and Terry Dougas. Jean-Luc De Fanti and Anne Woodward are exec producing.” The film will be based on a screenplay by Samantha McIntyre.

Unicorn Store will begin filming in October, according to Variety, and is said to be due out in 2017.

Larson enters the Marvel universe

When Captain Marvel was introduced in the 1960s, Marie Claire says the character was the first leading female character to enter the Marvel universe. And now, that character will be brought to life by none other than Brie Larson.

The Room” actress and Oscar winner is set to take on the role of Captain Marvel (or Carol Danvers) in a 2019 film called, “Captain Marvel,” reports Marie Claire. The news was announced at the recent Comic-Con event held for the forthcoming film, in which Larson attended the cast’s panel discussion.

Marie Claire explains Larson’s character this way:

“Captain Marvel began as Carol Danvers, a superpower-free person who fell in love with her friend, the original Captain Marvel. Carol became Ms Marvel, and later attained superpowers after an accident. The weird bit was that Carol didn’t know she was Ms Marvel, and Ms Marvel didn’t known she was Carol.”

A brief stint with the Avengers and memory loss via X-Men’s Rogue all combine to make this a highly complicated character, but as Marie Claire says, “The film will finally act as an answer to all the desperate calls from fans for Marvel to hurry up and make more films that give the company’s female characters justice.”

Amen to that.