Searchlight Pictures has recently acquired The Greatest Hits and has already set the film for a September production start, Deadline has learned.
The project, which has Ned Benson set to direct, has cast Lucy Boynton (Bohemian Rhapsody) in the leading role. Boynton takes the role after exiting over creative differences in her plan to star as rock singer Marianne Faithfull in a biopic.
Boynton is the centerpiece in a soulful romantic comedy centering on the connection between music and memory. They are zeroing in on the male lead. The film is produced by Groundswell Productions’ Michael London and Shannon Gaulding, along with Benson, Stephanie Davis, and Cassandra Kulukundis.
Lucy Boynton continues to be one of Hollywood’s bright new stars having starred as a bold aspiring model in Sing Street, which met with critical acclaim. She appeared in horror films I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House and Don’t Knock Twice, receiving praise for her performance in the latter. She has also starred in hit films such as Murder on the Orient Express and Bohemian Rhapsody. Boynton will next star in Searchlight’s Chevalier.