The film was originally set up with Universal, but after over a year of negotiations, the streaming platform has officially closed the deal for the rights to the sci-fi epic.
Based on Simon Stålenhag’s graphic novel of the same name, The Electric State will be set in an alternate future in which Brown will play an orphaned teenager who befriends a sweet robot and an unconventional nomad while looking for her younger brother.
Guardian of the Galaxy’s Chris Pratt is in talks to star alongside Brown in the movie, which will be directed by Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame duo Joe and Anthony Russo.
With a reported budget of over $200 million, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely will pen the script. This reunites the writers with the Russos, having also worked on Infinity War and Endgame, as well as the brothers’ upcoming Netflix action The Gray Man.
Brown recently reprised the role of Eleven in Stranger Things season 4, and she is set to return again in volume 2 which premieres on Friday (July 1).
Earlier this month, she teased what will happen with her character in the final two, feature-length episodes.
“The Duffer brothers, they created Eleven in such a dynamic way this season, and really directed and wrote this heroine with layers and layers that we have to peel back,” she explained.
“These two episodes really give you an insight on this heroine coming to life and letting Eleven do what she needs to do in order to save her friends.”
Stranger Things season 4 part 2 premieres on July 1, streaming on Netflix.