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After Barbie, Emma Mackey will be next seen in Ella MacCkay, which will be directed by James L. Brooks

James L. Brooks is coming back to the director’s seat after 13 years, who won 3 Oscars for Terms of Endearment

After Barbie, Emma Mackey will be next seen in Ella MacCkay, which will be directed by James L. Brooks

Emma Mackey, James L. Brooks

Last Updated: 04.58 AM, Nov 21, 2023


Emma Mackey is currently on cloud nine after the tremendous success of Barbie. The Sex Education actress has played one of the Barbies, beside Margot and Dua Lipa. It's been reported that Barbie's budget was $140 million, and Mackey got paid $30,000 per episode, but after taking the box office by storm with $1.40 billion, her payment got a raise, and she received a staggering $300,000, according to Showbizgalore.

Terms of Endearment story

No wonder Emma is having a great year! It's been reported now that she will next be seen again in another big project, Ella MacCkay, which will be directed by none other than, James L. Brooks. The 83-year-old director has won three Oscars for Terms of Endearment in 1984. It's a story where a former widow Aurora Greenway (Shirley MacLaine) and her daughter, Emma (Debra Winger), have a strong bond, but Emma marries teacher Flap Horton (Jeff Daniels) against her mother's wishes. When the marriage grows sour due to Flap's cheating, Emma eventually splits from him, returning to her mother, who is involved with a former astronaut (Jack Nicholson). Soon, Emma learns that she has terminal cancer. In the hospital, supported by Aurora, she tries to make peace with Flap and her children.

20th Century Studios’ president, Steve Asbell confirmed the news by saying, “As one of the most empathetic dramatists of our time, James Brooks has set the bar across film and television for decades. From Broadcast News to The Simpsons, Jim is also a foundational element in the bedrock of 20th and we couldn’t be more proud to support him in his long awaited return to the director’s chair.”

Ella MacCkay star-cast

Apart from Emma Mackey, the film Ella MacCkay also stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Woody Harrelson, Ayo Edebiri, Albert Brooks, Kumail Nanjiani, and Spike Fearn.

Ella MacCakay story

In the heart of the political arena, an idealistic young politician stands poised to inherit the mantle of power from the state's seasoned governor. But as she navigates the treacherous waters of politics, she finds herself grappling with the delicate balance between her demanding career and the responsibilities of her personal life. Caught in the crossfire of political aspirations and familial obligations must confront the challenges that come with stepping into the shoes of a political giant, all while navigating the complexities of love, family, and personal aspirations.

James L. Brooks last directed How Do You Know in 2010, which starred Owen Wilson and Reese Witherspoon in the leads.

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