Lonely Planet Adds Laura Dern, Liam Hemsworth to Netflix Romance Movie

News about new projects for Netflix has been pouring out from left to right and today is no different. In some very exciting casting and team-based creative news, Laura Dern and Liam Hemsworth were tapped to star in the streaming service’s upcoming romance movie, lonely planet. And, somehow, it gets even better. Academy Award nominee and three-time Emmy nominee, Susana Granthe has also signed his name on the dotted line to write and direct.

While plot details are being kept under wraps, we do know that the story will take place in Morocco. However, Mom has the word on exactly who Dern and Hemsworth will play and if or how their characters will crossover. While this isn’t much news, with Netflix’s history of bringing some of the best content to its customers, there’s no doubt that lonely planet it will be the same.


With no release date in sight, fans may be eager for their next look at the names thus far attached to production. For Dern, her fans will soon see her take on the world of dinosaurs once again in jurassic world domain. Throwing on the archeology boots of her longtime character, Dr. Ellie Sattler, will be joining her Jurassic Park co-stars Jeff Goldblum and sam neil in his first Jurassic Park film in the franchise since 2001. The last few years have been kind to the actress, as in 2020 she earned her first Academy Award for her performance in marriage story. His credit sheet is unfathomable, having appeared in almost every genre for the past 30 years. With accolades left and right, Dern has received awards for projects including big lies, after burningand Illustrated.

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An Emmy-nominated actor, Hemsworth’s last film project was the neo-noir thriller, Arkansas. An adaptation of the novel of the same name written by John Brandonthe film would see Hemsworth starring alongside the likes of Vince Vaughn, Vivica Foxand John Malkovich. Although it must have been difficult to shake his personality as Gale in The Hunger Games franchise, the actor has held celebrated roles in a plethora of roles over the years, including The duel and Independence Day: Resurgence. Outside lonely planetHemsworth can be seen below in the Russell Crowe directed film, Poker face.

As for Grant, who will also join lonely planet As a producer, she recently found great success on the Netflix series, Amazing. Leading a team of actors that includes tony collette, Merritt Weverand kaitlyn deverGrant took the helm of the true crime series as showrunner, writer, director and executive producer. A woman who really needs no introduction (but we’ll give her one anyway), Grant is the mind behind some of the film industry’s biggest hits, utilizing her writing skills on productions including Erin Brokovich, the soloistand In his shoes. Currently, the catch and release The writer-director is hard at work executive producing the upcoming FX series, Fleishman is in trouble.

While we could go on and on about the achievements and background of the recently announced additions to Netflix lonely planet, we’ll leave it there. Although there is no more news available related to the new series at this time, stay tuned to Collider for updates as they come!

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