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In a lucrative deal, Zooey Deshanel signed a multi-year publishing administration deal with Spirit Music Group.
According to Billboard, the deal will include Deshanel’s back catalog as well as any future recordings. As one half of the duo She & Him, the singer and actress has also contributed the theme song to her show New Girl, and the theme for the movie Yes Man.
Spirit Music president and CEO Mark Fried stated,“Zooey is a true renaissance woman.” He went on to say, “she is one of the most passionate, authentic artists of her generation,” regarding any of her multiple talents including songwriting and producing.
Fried also stated how Spirit was excited to work with and introduce projects with Dashenel.
Her duo She & Him, with singer/songwriter M. Ward, released their Volume 3 with critical acclaim, and can only assume due to the signing with Spirit, a follow up can be close behind. The New Girl star also had some musical help on her show with an episode featuring the Purple One himself, Prince, acting and singing on the episode following the Super Bowl.
New Girl was among a cluster of shows Fox renewed for next fall.
Its title is terrible, but the romantic drama The Driftless Area is fast gathering an incredible cast. Anton Yelchin and Zooey Deschanel are set to star, while John Hawkes, Frank Langella, Ciaran Hinds, Alia Shawkat and Aubrey Plaza will lend support.
Reporting out of the Cannes Film Festival, THR revealed that Aubrey Plaza is the latest addition to the cast. The Driftless Area is currently seeking distribution while its director, Zachary Sluser, shoots the film in Vancouver.
Following a string of short films, The Driftless Area marks Zachary Sluser’s directorial debut. The drama is based on a novel by Tom Drury, who co-wrote the screenplay alongside Sluser. Check out the official synopsis for the novel The Driftless Areabelow:
“Set in the rugged region of the Midwest that gives the novel its title, The Driftless Area is the story of Pierre Hunter, a young bartender with unfailing optimism, a fondness for coin tricks, and an uncanny capacity for finding trouble. When he falls in love, with the mysterious and isolated Stella Rosmarin, Pierre becomes the central player in a revenge drama he must unravel and bring to its shocking conclusion. Along the way he will liberate $77,000 from a murderous thief, summon the resources that have eluded him all his life, and come to question the very meaning of chance and mortality. For nothing is as it seems in The Driftless Area. Identities shift, violent secrets lie in wait, the future can cause the past, and love becomes a mission that can take you beyond this world.”
Fox has put in development Queen Of Everything, a half-hour animated comedy executive produced by Zooey Deschanel and Sophia Rossi via their Miss Hawkins banner. It hails from 20th Century Fox TV where Miss Hawkins has a first-look deal. Written/executive produced by Ali Waller (American Dad, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon), Queen Of Everything is a workplace comedy set in a modern fairytale world. It centers on an evil queen who comes into power and realizes that running a Queendom isn’t easy when you have no people skills and everyone hates you. With the help of her staff, she’ll try to change her ways. This development season, Deschanel and Rossi sold projects to Fox and NBC.
With a hefty dose of her own personality-turned-brand, Zooey Deschanel brings to life New Girl‘s Jess—giving us the socially uncomfortable, sexually adventurous, optimistic, emotionally spun-out poster girl of an era
With her expressive Kewpie-doll eyes and now iconic bangs, Zooey Deschanel would have made a captivating silent-film star; with her flair for slapstick, she could have been a screwball-era screen queen. But there’s also something distinctly twenty-first century about the 34-year-old actress: She’s equally sardonic and silly, and though she may be as famous for her supergirly persona (spoofed—“I made a tiny sensitive boyfriend out of Popsicle sticks!”—in a Saturday Night Live skit called “Bein’ Quirky With Zooey Deschanel”) as she is for her 19-year career, she staunchly rejects the notion that loving puppies and polka dots precludes her from being a woman of power. Since her vintage-frock-wearing heartbreaker role in (500) Days of Summerand two-year marriage to Death Cab for Cutie singer Ben Gibbard (the pair divorced in 2012; she’s now dating screenwriter Jamie Linden) established her as an indie boy’s dream girl, she’s both defined and defied that role, deftly turning any backlash on its head by remaining unapologetically true to who she is: an ambitious, hardworking, formidably talented woman who also happens to own a Hello Kitty sewing machine.