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Brady Corbet to Write and Direct Pop Star Drama ‘Vox Lux’ (Exclusive)

Christine Vachon’s Killer Films and Brian Young of Three Six Zero Group will produce

Brady Corbet is moving from fascist children to aspiring pop stars in the follow-up to his award winning directorial debut, “The Childhood of a Leader.”

Corbet will next write and direct the drama “Vox Lux,” TheWrap can report exclusively. The movie will be produced by Christine Vachon‘s Killer Films and Brian Young of Three Six Zero Group.

The project is eyeing a January start in New York. It is described as “a 21st century story of Celeste, a pop star who comes to success as a result of unusual circumstances.”

Casting for the lead role has not yet been announced. The project, whose title translates to “Voice of Light,” will have musical elements.

During a recent chat to promote “Chilldhood,” Corbet told TheWrap that he was looking forward to a faster experience from page to screen.

“I spent so long on ‘Childhood,'” Corbet said of his 10-year development process on the IFC Films release starring Berenice Bejo and Robert Pattinson. “I needed a new experience with a quicker turnaround.”

“Childhood,” which followed the molding of a fascist leader at the close of WWI, took the 72nd Venice Film Festival Orizzonti Best Director prize, as well as the Luigi De Laurentiis Lion of the Future Award for debut film.

Before stepping behind the camera, Corbet appeared in numerous acclaimed indies like Sean Durkin‘s “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” Olivier Assayas‘ “Clouds of Sils Maria” and Lars von Trier‘s “Melancholia.” He also co-wrote and starred in “Simon Killer,” a 2012 indie from Antonio Campos, and appeared in the Emmy-winning HBO limited series “Olive Kitteridge.”

Vachon’s Killer Films is a storied indie house. The veteran producer most recently made Oscar rounds earlier this year with Todd Haynes‘ “Carol.”

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