Greta Gerwig has taken over Hollywood recently with her Oscar-nominated film Lady Bird, and the good news is, she’s not stopping there. In fact, Gerwig is ready to make three more films and they all have one thing in common: Sacramento.
During A24’s first movie podcast, Gerwig, who wrote and directed Lady Bird, a coming of age story starring Saoirse Ronan that takes place in Sacramento, California, revealed exactly what she wants to do next, and her hometown is at the center of it all.
“I’d like to make a total of four films that take place [in Sacramento]. I would like to do a quartet of Sacramento films. It’s inspired by the Elena Ferrante Neapolitan quartet — she wrote these four books that took place mainly in Naples. They’re so great. I thought, Oh I’d like to do that,” Gerwig told Moonlight director Barry Jenkins on A24’s podcast via Vulture.
As fans know, Lady Bird was centered in Sacramento, and in Gerwig’s opinion it only scratched the surface of the city and the stories she’d like to tell within it.
“Because [Lady Bird] was one part of Sacramento. There’s a lot of different parts of Sacramento that I’d like to explore, too. I feel like I have the privilege of being from a place,” she continued. “I’m really from that place — my family didn’t move, my family’s still there, my friends are still there — I feel like I can actually speak to it with some feeling.”
Even if Gerwig’s next few films weren’t set in Sacramento, we’d want to see what she had up her sleeve, but now that we know she’s going for a fab four of films in Sacramento, we’re even more ready to go to the movies… Gerwig movies that is.
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