Daveed Diggs (Hamilton) is set to star in Searchlight Pictures’ upcoming epic sci-fi film “In the Blink of an Eye.” Diggs will will star alongside Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live) and Rashida Jones.
The project seeks to explore no less than the entire history of the world and tackle the nature of life, love, hope and connection, doing so by focusing on three intersecting storylines. Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, and Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia are the watchwords.
Andrew Stanton (Wall-E, Finding Nemo) is set to direct. Jared Ian Goldman (Ingrid Goes West, Russian Doll) is producing.
The original screenplay, which was featured on the 2017 Black List, is written by Colby Day (Spaceman). Day will also act as an exec producer.
Senior vp production Taylor Friedman and creative executive Apolline Berty are overseeing for Searchlight, reporting to heads of production and development Katie Goodson-Thomas and DanTram Nguyen.
Production begins next week in Vancouver.
Diggs is an actor, rapper, writer and producer best known for playing Thomas Jefferson and Marquis de Lafayette in “Hamilton” and serves as the co-creator, co-executive producer and writer of the hit series “Blindspotting.”