Charlie Kaufman is making a new movie for Netflix — or maybe “making” a “new” “movie” for “Netflix,” considering his taste for the surreal — and it will star Toni Collette, Jesse Plemons, Jessie Buckley, and David Thewlis. The movie’s based on Ian Reid’s mind-bending novel I’m Thinking of Ending Things, which starts with a guy named Jake (Plemons) taking his girlfriend (Buckley), who is currently “thinking of ending things,” to meet his parents, then it splits off in odd directions when Jake takes a detour and leaves her stranded. Kaufman is writing and directing the movie, and while Collette and Thewlis’s roles have not yet been announced, we can assume they’re both John Malkovich.
Toni Collette and Jesse Plemons. Photo: Getty Images