‘Unicorn Store’ (aka Brie Larson’s Directorial Debut) Is Now Streaming on Netflix

You probably know Brie Larson as the actress from Room, Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame, but did you know that she’s also a badass director?

The 29-year-old celeb’s directorial debut, Unicorn Store, is now streaming on Netflix, and yes, she helmed and starred in the fantasy flick.

The movie follows Kit (Larson), a colorful young woman who takes a boring office job after failing out of art school. However, things take a turn for the better when she receives an invitation to fulfill a childhood dream.

She adopts a unicorn.

Unicorn Store originally premiered in 2017 at the Toronto Film Festival. Much to our delight, Netflix later picked it up for further distribution.

In addition to Larson, the movie also stars Samuel L. Jackson (the Salesman), Bradley Whitford (Gene), Joan Cusack (Gladys), Martha Macisaac (Sabrina), Annaleigh Ashford (Crystal) and Karan Soni (Kevin).

In an interview with USA Today, Jackson discussed Unicorn Store and revealed that he saw the film’s potential long before Larson considered him for the role.

“I kind of begged her to be in the movie,” he said. “I heard about it and then my agent let me read it. And I knew she was chasing some other actor.”

So, Jackson approached her on the set of Kong: Skull Island, adding, “So when I saw her the next day at work after I read it, I said, ‘You know, you’re never going to get that other actor to do your movie, right?’ She’s like, ‘What do you know about my movie?’ And I was like, ‘I read it last night, and I can’t believe you didn’t ask me to be in it.’”

The rest, as they say, is history.

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