The project is in the “early stages of development”
Country superstar Miranda Lambert and country music video director Trey Fanjoy are collaborating on a feature film together that will star Lambert.
Deadline reports the film, presently titled Something In The Water, is being penned (and possibly directed) by Fanjoy and screenwriter Cindy McCreery, and is said to be in the vein of Bridesmaids meets Steel Magnolias. The strong female-led project is a multi-generational ensemble set in the heartland where five women challenge their men in a bass fishing competition, which has become popular recently. Lambert is set to star as one of the five women.
Sony Music Nashville, Lambert’s label, confirmed to Rolling Stone Country that the project is in the “early stages of development.”
Lambert and Fanjoy have a long history together as Fanjoy has directed most of Lambert’s videos, from her first “Kerosene” to her most recent “Somethin’ Bad” with Carrie Underwood, the latter which has pulled record numbers for Viacom and CMT for receiving over ten million views since its release last month.
Fanjoy is the most celebrated country music female director having worked with Keith Urban, Taylor Swift, Trisha Yearwood, Faith Hill, George Strait, Alan Jackson, Dolly Parton, Brooks and Dunn, Lady Antebellum, Sheryl Crow, Steve Earle, Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire and even Jack White and Jimmy Buffet, just to name a few.
Both Lambert and Fanjoy have won numerous awards including Female Video of the Year for the song “Automatic” together at the 2014 CMT Music Awards.
While the project would be Lambert’s first foray into the film industry, Lambert is no stranger to acting as she played a rape victim in a 2012 episode of Law & Order. Fanjoy is looking at two other projects to make her film debut.
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