Indonesian filmmaker Mouly Surya will direct actress Jessica Alba in Trigger Warning for Netflix, the streamer announced on Friday.
Josh Olson (A History Of Violence) and John Brancato (The Hunter’s Prayer) are penning the action thriller, which marks Surya’s latest return to the director’s chair after leaving a mark on 2017, with Cannes official Directors’ Fortnight selection, Marlina The Murderer in Four Acts. The film was also Indonesia’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards.
In Trigger Warning, Alba will play a traumatized veteran who inherits her grandfather’s bar after his untimely death, and is faced with a moral dilemma as she discovers the truth behind his death. Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee are producing, with Alba serving as exec producer.
The Sin City, Fantastic Four and Mechanic 2 actress also stars in Spectrum Original’s LA’s Finest alongside co-leading lady Gabrielle Union, spun-off from Jerry Bruckheimer’s hit Bad Boys film franchise. Alba also exec produces the hit drama which arrives with a second season in June, and is behind the upcoming tentatively-titled Disney+ documentary travel series Parenting Without Borders.
Along with her work in film and television, Alba is the globally recognized business leader and entrepreneur behind The Honest Company and Honest Beauty, the mission-driven consumer products company she founded in 2012.