Naomi Watts to star in Netflix psychological thriller Gypsy
Two-time Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts will star in the ten part series Gypsy, which will air on Netflix.
Watts will star as Jean Holloway – a therapist who begins to develop dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients’ lives. The ten episodes, each airing for an hour, is to be produced by Universal Television, Working Title and writer Lisa Rubin.
Liza Chasin and Lisa Rubin will serve as executive producers, with Rubin also serving as writer. Sam Taylor-Johnson is directing the first two episodes of the series. Rubin’s additional upcoming projects include adapting best-selling novel I Was Here by Gayle Forman for New Line and adapting the novel Food Whore for DreamWorks. Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Andrew Stearn and Naomi Watts will serve as executive producers.
Naomi Watts is currently starring in Demolition with Jake Gyllenhaal. She has also shot The Weinstein Company’s About Ray with Susan Sarandon and Elle Fanning, Gus Van Sant’s Sea of Trees with Matthew McConaughey, Colin Trevorrow’s The Book of Henry and the psychological thriller Shut In.
Her other recent films include Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu’s Academy Award winning film Birdman with Michael Keaton, Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young with Ben Stiller and Amanda Seyfried and two of the installments in the Divergent franchise based on the popular best-selling novels.
Watts is known for her critically acclaimed performances in Iñarritu’s 21 Grams with Sean Penn and in Juan Antonio Bayona’s The Impossible. She will next star in Destin Daniel Cretton’s The Glass Castle with Brie Larson.
The psychological thriller is set to premiere in 2017.