Hailee Steinfeld To Star In The Upcoming Music-Themed Netflix Drama, “Idol”

If you’ve just watched A Star Is Born and you already need a new music-themed drama, then Netflix may be working on giving you just that through a new pop flick that will be starring Hailee Steinfield.

According to Deadline, Netflix is collaborating with the production company 6th & Idaho to make Idol, a music-themed movie written by Matt King. Netflix, apparently, bought the rights to the script from King in a bidding situation, managing to beat out both Paramount and Universal.


The movie, which Deadline describes as Devil Wears Prada meets All About Eve, “revolves around a girl who becomes an assistant for an iconic-type singer and then tries to become her, as in morph into her.”

But the award-winning actress and singer won’t just be starring in the movie. Variety reports that Hailee will also be producing the movie, alongside her mother Cheri Steinfield and Federal Films, the motion picture division of the singer’s recording label, Republic Records.



The movie is already in “advanced talks” and if it were to make it to the screen, then as Deadline reports, Hailee is expected to be “heavily involved” with the music.

This would mark Steinfeld’s first collaboration with Netflix, as well as her debut as a feature film producer. The 21-year-old actress broke out into the scene with her first major role in the 2010 movie, True Grit, which earned her a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination. She portrayed Mattie Ross alongside in the Western remake, starring alongside Jeff Bridges.

After that, she’s gone on to star in the last two Pitch Perfect movies, which grossed almost $500 million worldwide. We’ll also be seeing her in Paramount’s Bumble, coming out on December 21, and she’ll also be voicing Gwen Stacy in Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which will be released December 14.

Steinfield also has over 2 billion streams worldwide, with double-platinum single hits like Love Myself, Starving, Most Girls, and Let Me Go. Now, if her music career and acting career are any indications, then we’re sure to be seeing an amazing performance by the hitmaker.

We are sure to be waiting anxiously for any more news and marking the dates in our calendars for when the flick will release. We already can’t wait!


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