Emily Blunt will have her work cut out in this new role

Oscar buzz already
The star of Mary Poppins Returns and A Quiet Place is in talks to play a role that we’re sure is going to define her career…

Emily Blunt is known for her astute acting chops. After starring in The Devil Wears Prada where people were like – “OMG, give this girl a movie” because she was just *so* funny and on point. 

And since she caught everybody’s attention back in 2006, she’s gained a lot of career cache in films like Into The Woods, Mary Poppins Returns (both of which proved her singing prowess), Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (an underrated project in our opinion) and Edge of Tomorrow. So, it’s pretty obvious she can slide across all genres and has amassed heaps of industry respect – she recently won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role in A Quiet Place

That elasticity is definitely going to help her out for what’s next. It’s been revealed that Blunt is going to star in a film called Not Fade Away based on the 2015 memoir by Rebecca Alexander who was born with a rare genetic mutation called Usher Syndrome type III – who simultaneously has been losing her hearing and eye sight. Then, at 18, a fall from a window left her athletic body completely shattered. 

The premise alone is heavy, let alone the acting process that Blunt will have to embark on. But, if her previous credentials are anything to go by, she’s going to dive head first into this project. Being the lofty character work that it will be, we also feel some Oscar buzz coming out of it. 

What’s more, she’ll be reunited (professionally at least) with husband John Krasinski who will produce the picture. Oh also, sidenote: there’s supposedly a sequel in the works for A Quiet Place.

The above is all we’ve come to know about Not Fade Away but it’s officially got the green light, so it’s happening. 

We’ll be waiting for that promo poster/trailer…

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