Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein Directing New Movie 'Fairy Godmother'

Carrie Brownstein attends Entertainment Weekly's Celebration Honoring Nominees for the SAG Awards held at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles on Jan. 29, 2016.
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Carrie Brownstein attends Entertainment Weekly's Celebration Honoring Nominees for the SAG Awards held at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles on Jan. 29, 2016.

Carrie Brownstein really does it all. The Sleater-Kinney co-leader is already a musician, actress, writer, and comedian, and now she’s going to be a director. Technically, she’s already directed a few things — Portlandia, duh, along with episodes of other TV shows like Casual and Idiotsitter, plus The Realest Real, a short film she did for Kenzo last year — but she’s making her feature-length directorial debut with MGM’s Fairy Godmother

Deadline reports that the movie, which was written by playwright Chiara Atik, is about a sought-after Fairy Godmother who “finds herself facing an unfamiliar challenge” when she’s the prince she’s supposed to be setting up with a client starts falling for her instead. Whiplash producer Helen Estabrook is attached to produce.

This article originally appeared on Stereogum.

 

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