Emily Blunt Circling Steven Spielberg’s Next Summer Tentpole At Amblin & Universal – The Dish

EXCLUSIVE: After earning an Oscar nomination for her work in Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, Emily Blunt might have found her next job, with a director who inspired not only Nolan but a generation of filmmakers. While a deal has not closed, sources tell Deadline that Blunt is in early talks to star in Steven Spielberg’s next film at Universal and Amblin, marking the first time the A-lister has worked with the iconic director.

The project is described as a two-hander, so Blunt would be playing one of the leads in the project. Based on a story by Spielberg, the film has his longtime collaborator David Koepp penning the script, with Kristie Macosko Krieger producing. Plot details have been kept under lock and key.

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Universal has dated the film for May 15, 2026, landing it in the summer tentpole zone Spielberg practically created with such films as Jaws and Raiders of the Lost Ark. It would mark his fist major summer release in quiet some time.

While Blunt never has starred in a film directed by Spielberg, he has been a fan going all the way back to when she starred in the Amblin-produced 2016 adaptation of The Girl on the Train. Since then, the three-time Oscar winner has been a fan, especially of her most recent film for Universal, The Fall Guy, in which she starred opposite Ryan Gosling.

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For Blunt, this would add to the list of great directors she worked with over the years including Nolan, Denis Villeneuve, Rob Marshall, Doug Liman and Rian Johnson.

The Quiet Place star continues to deliver the goods after she earned her first Oscar nomination last year for Nolan’s blockbuster Oppenheimer. She is shooting A24’s The Smashing Machine opposite Dwayne Johnson with Benny Safdie directing.

She is repped by CAA and Sloane Offer Weber & Dern.

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