Ezra Miller is taking a hands-on approach to his next project by signing on as star and co-writer.
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the 26-year-old actor is teaming up with acclaimed comic-book writer Grant Morrison to co-write the script for a new movie featuring his “Justice League” character, the Flash.
Miller’s decision to take control of the script reportedly stems from “a clash of creative visions” over the direction of the long-in-development film. According to THR, directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein want to take “a light-hearted approach to the material,” (reportedly the direction Warner Bros. also wants to go), while Miller “is said to want a darker take on the material.”
As THR points out, this is a rare move for an actor to make, indicating how “deeply committed” Miller is to his character.
However, if Warner Bros. doesn’t like the script and decides to go with the lighter direction, the film could potentially lose its star; Miller’s holding deal with the studio is said to expire in May, meaning Miller could potentially walk away from the project.
The script could reportedly be submitted as soon as next week.