Poorna Jagannathan is set to headline Megan Griffiths’ latest feature. The “Never Have I Ever” actress will play an author who “has made a career out of examining her own trauma” in “I’ll Show You Mine,” a Duplass Brothers production. Variety broke the news.
Written by Tiffany Louquet, Elizabeth Searle and David Shields, the drama sees Priya (Jagannathan) sitting down to interview her nephew Nic “for a new book on her history as a model who defied gender norms and embraced her pansexuality in a very forum. public . Their subsequent conversation, which takes place over the course of an intense weekend, forces each of them to reveal much more than expected and confront some of their most hidden secrets ”, sums up the source.
“Making this movie has been a beautiful collaborative journey,” Griffiths said in a statement. “We started with a fantastic script, and each member of our team contributed to creating an environment conducive to vulnerability and risky and revealing performances. Many of us have spent time on sets with Lynn Shelton, and her spirit was very present during the making of this project. “
Other Griffiths features include “Sadie,” “Lucky Them,” “Eden,” and “The Off Hours.” “Panic”, “Trinkets” and “Room 104” are among his credits on the small screen. He directed “Her Effortless Brilliance,” a 2020 tribute to the late filmmaker Shelton, Griffiths’ mentor and collaborator.
“The best advice I have received is to do the work of understanding yourself as a person and as a filmmaker: each film is personal and the more you understand what you bring, the more you can infuse it in your work to create films that can only come from you “Griffiths told us.
Jagannathan plays Dr. Nalini Vishnakumar, also known as Devi’s mother, in “Never Have I Ever.” Netflix has renewed the coming of age comedy about an American Indian high school student for a second season that will premiere in July. “We are so used to seeing the lives of white teenagers documented on screen. We have grown up knowing about his struggles, his mental space, and his inner life, endlessly portrayed in movie after movie. And it’s not that teens of color deal with totally different things – being a teenager is universal. But it’s refreshing to see a show with teens of color who have to add their race and culture to the mix, on top of everything else. ” Jagannathan told the Asia Society. “The notion of belonging is really important as a teenager and it definitely intensifies when it comes to adolescents of color.”
“Defending Jacob”, “Big Little Lies” and “The Night Of” are among Jagannathan’s other credits.