Taika Waititi to produce Frybread Face and Me
The film is one of the ten projects selected as part of the 2020 Sundance Institute Directors and Screenwriters Labs
Filmmaker Taika Waititi has come on board as executive producer of Frybread Face and Me, one of the ten projects selected as part of the 2020 Sundance Institute Directors and Screenwriters Labs.
Written and directed by Native American filmmaker Billy Luther, the film revolves around two adolescent Navajo cousins from different worlds who bond during a summer stay at their grandmother's ranch in Arizona.
According to reports, the film is semi-autobiographical, and City Boyz-star Chad Burris has also signed on to produce.
Luther, best known for his award-winning documentary Miss Navajo, said Waititi decided to back the project soon after reading the script.
Waititi is currently working on the fourth instalment in Marvel Studios' Thor franchise. The film, titled Thor: Love and Thunder, features Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, and Tessa Thompson.