Greta Gerwig Is Planning "Spiritual Sequels" to Ladybird and Sacramento


– In the first episode of Studio A24's new podcast, Ladybird's Greta Gerwig said she would like to make more films about Sacramento. Gerwig told director and fellow podcast guest Barry Jenkins she's taking a cue from Elena Ferrante, “I would like to do a quartet of Sacramento films. She wrote these four books that took place mainly in Naples. They’re so great and I thought, ‘Oh, I’d like to do that.’”
– Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels is a four part book series centered on Elena Grecco and Rafaella Cerullo, following their lives from childhood to adulthood, all set in an area just outside Naples, Italy. The books were recently commissioned in 2017 for an HBO adaptation.
– Ladybird didn't explore all of Gerwig's hometown: “There’s still lots of different parts of Sacramento that I’d like to explore, too. I feel like I have the privilege of being from a place, and I’m really from that place. My family’s still there, and my friends are still there. I feel like I can actually speak to it with some feeling.”

– Writer Yohana Desta also points to other award-winning films this year getting sequels, or "spiritual" sequels that follow similar themes, between Luca's Call Me By Your Name sequels haunting our lives for the next several years and Jordan Peele wanting to do more social thrillers in the vein of Get Out.
– Gerwig has spoken about Ladybird-esque sequels before but it sounds like a plan might be starting to form.





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