WEEK IN WOMEN: Laura Dern stars in Susannah Grant’s LONELY PLANET – Brandy McDonnell reports

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Academy Award and Primetime Emmy nominee Susannah Grant is writing, directing and producing Lonely Planet, a love story set in Morocco, for Netflix.

The film is to star Oscar winner Laura Dern along with Liam Hemsworth.

Dern can currently be seen in the blockbuster Jurassic World Dominion. She won an Academy Award in 2020 for her supporting role in Marriage Story, and she was previously nominated in 2015 for Wild and 1992 for Rambling Rose.

Hemsworth’s previous credits include Isn’t It Romantic, Arkansas and The Hunger Games series. He is also scheduled to appear opposite Russell Crowe in the upcoming thriller Poker Face.

Grant was nominated in 2001 for an Oscar for best original screenplay for Erin Brockovich. She has been nominated for Primetime Emmys for her work on two series, Unbelievable and Confirmation. She made her feature film directorial debut on 2006’s Catch and Release. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN

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Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell writes features and reviews movies, music, events and the arts for The Oklahoman, Oklahoma's statewide newspaper, and NewsOK.com, the state's largest news Web site. Raised on a farm near Lindsay, Okla., she started her journalism career in seventh grade, when she was elected reporter for her school's 4-H Club. Taking her duties seriously, she began submitting stories to The Lindsay News, and worked for the local weekly through high school. She attended Oklahoma State University, where she worked for The Daily O'Collegian and earned her journalism degree with honors. She worked for three years at small Oklahoma dailies The Edmond Sun and Shawnee News-Star. In 2002, she joined The Oklahoman as a features reporter, writing about movies, the arts, events, families and nonprofits. She moved to The Oklahoman's entertainment desk in 2007. In 2004, she won a prestigious Journalism Fellowship in Child & Family Policy from the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Along with her membership in AWFJ, she also is a founding member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle. Brandy writes The Week In Women blog for AWFJ.org.