Onesumore: Millie Bobby Brown Movie ‘The Thing About Jellyfish’ Moves to Netflix

EXCLUSIVE: Netflix Seems To Have Penetrated And Picked Up Millie Bobby Brown’s Upcoming Movie The thing about the jellyfish, which has been in development since 2015 initially at Universal but is now slated to arrive as Netflix Original.

The thing about jellyfish will continue to be directed by Kenyan director Wanuri Kahiu, who directed Friend, Kenya’s first LGBTQ film. The script for The thing about jellyfish will be written by Molly Smith Metzler, known for her work on Orange is the new black, Shameless as well as the upcoming Netflix series Maid.

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Wanuri Kahiu and Molly Smith Metzler

As stated above, The thing about jellyfish has been in development since 2015 when actress and producer Reese Witherspoon announced the project on his Instagram. Witherspoon will produce with prominent Hollywood producer Bruna Papandrea, known for her work on Big little lies, the cancellation, the nightingale and more.

The project in its current form was first reported in March 2019 when it was under development at Universal. Now it’s with Netflix specifically under Netflix’s independent studio.

Here’s what else we know about The thing about jellyfish:


What is the plot of The thing about jellyfish?

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The thing about jellyfish is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Ali Benjamin in 2015. It tells the story of a young girl named Suzy (Millie Bobby Brown) as she enters seventh grade. When her former best friend Franny dies in a drowning accident – and not believing her mother who says that sometimes “these things happen” – Suzy becomes convinced that the real cause of the tragedy was a rare jellyfish sting. She retreats to a silent world of her imagination and begins to craft a globe-trotting plan to prove her theory, with the book exploring ideas of life and death, the fragility of friendships, and the potential for just hope. beside.

Here is a more detailed description of the entire plot of the film:

Suzy is a wonderfully silly and intelligent girl whose parents are recently divorced and who just lost her best friend Franny in an accident. She chose not to talk anymore and goes to seventh grade without speaking to anyone, which worries her parents endlessly and leads her to therapy. She can’t cope with Franny’s random death and seeks a logical explanation for it that soon makes her theorize that a deadly jellyfish native to Australia could have entered the waters off New England and killed her. Between the two, she remembers how she and Franny were actually besties and eventually drifted apart. She enlists the help of class pariah Justin and tries to catch jellyfish at night to prove her theory, then tries to fly to Australia to consult an expert, and ends up going out in a storm with said expert and get stung after falling overboard, only to wake up in the hospital and learn that the expert was a figment of her imagination, that there were no jellyfish and that she almost drowned. Finally, she is able to come to terms with Franny’s death and live her life and talk.


Who is thrown The thing about jellyfish?

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 19: Millie Bobby Brown attends the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on January 19, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz / FilmMagic)

Currently only Millie Bobby Brown is known to play in Netflix The thing about jellyfish. Brown is best known for her role as Eleven in the hit series Strange things. outraged Strange things she also starred in Enola Holmes and will then be seen in the blockbuster Godzilla vs. Kong.

Brown will play Suzy who is described as:

“A silly and intelligent girl, who quietly retires after losing her best friend and decides to embark on a journey to uncover the truth about the real cause of her best friend’s death.”


What is the state of production on The thing about jellyfish?

The status of production on the film is currently unclear.

Millie Bobby Brown is currently filming season 4 of Strange things and after that Enola Holmes 2 is rumored, although we have no confirmation on the Enola Holmes after. Either way, production won’t kick off until Brown’s schedule allows, and hopefully we’ll find out more in the months to come.


When The thing about jellyfish be published on Netflix?

Since we don’t even know when the movie will go into production, it’s very difficult to say when it will be released. Watch this space for more updates on this.

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