Emily Blunt in Talks for Steven Spielberg’s Next Movie

After working with blockbuster auteurs such as Christopher Nolan and Denis Villeneuve, Emily Blunt is now adding Steven Spielberg to her impressive list of collaborators. Blunt is in early talks to join Spielberg’s next feature, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The untitled Universal Pictures feature is written by David Koepp, who worked with Spielberg on Jurassic ParkThe Lost World: Jurassic ParkWar of the Worlds and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Universal has dated the film for the prime summer spot of May 15, 2026, marking Spielberg’s first summer offering in a decade following The BFG in 2016. No plot details are available for the project, but it is described as an event film, a genre the filmmaker helped invent with features such as Jaws and Indiana Jones.

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Spielberg has won three Oscars, including for best director and best picture for Schindler’s List, and for best director for Saving Private Ryan. He was last in theaters with the autobiographical The Fabelmans for Universal. Kristi Macosko Krieger will produce the new film.

Blunt earned an Oscar nomination for Nolan’s Oppenheimer, and was last in theaters leading The Fall Guy, both for Universal. She also had a voice role in husband John Krasinski’s kid-friendly feature IF this summer. Coming up, she stars opposite Dwayne Johnson in the A24 feature The Smashing Machine, currently in production.

Blunt is repped by CAA and Sloane Offer.

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