Apple TV+ acquires Dolly, a film on murderous sex robot

WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:

  • “Dolly,” a sci-fi film where a sex robot murders its billionaire owner, was acquired by Apple TV+.
  • Florence Pugh is set to star the drama.
  • Pugh is highly known for her casting in “Midsommar” and “Little Women.” Her other projects include New Line’s “Don’t Worry Darling,” “The Maid” at Universal and Marvel’s “Black Widow.”

Apple TV+ acquired “Dolly,” a film about a sex robot that kills its billionaire owner.

Florence Pugh is expected to star in the sci-fi courtroom drama, which has not yet been greenlit but was already acquired by Apple TV+, a source told The Wrap.

The story revolves around the murder of a billionaire who owns the sex robot, forcing police to determine if the robot was used only as a weapon or the actual killer itself. The bot then would shockingly ask for a lawyer and plead not guilty.

The script of the movie is still a work in progress, being developed by Vanessa Taylor (“The Shape of Water” and “Hillbilly Elegy) and Drew Pearce (“Hotel Artemis,” “Iron Man 3”).

The director of “Dolly” is still unknown.

“Dolly” is inspired by a short story from Elizabeth Bear, which first appeared in “Asimov’s Science Fiction” in 2011.

Pugh’s breakthrough films were “Midsommar” and “Little Women” back in 2019. She was supposed to be seen in Marvel’s “Black Widow” last summer, whose airing was however moved to this year.

With co-star Harry Styles, the 25-year-old actress is also filming New Line’s “Don’t Worry Darling,” the next film from director Olivia Wilde. Further, Pugh is attached to cast in “The Maid” at Universal.

Pugh is represented by CAA, Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Curtis Brown and Associates and attorney Ziffren Brittenham.

Source: The Wrap

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