Nicola Peltz Beckham is not just making headlines; she is rewriting them with her directorial debut in ‘Lola.’ Move over, Spielberg; there is a new triple threat in town, and she is not just taking the spotlight—she is also directing it!
Cosmopolitan has obtained an exclusive first look at Nicola’s upcoming film, in which she will write, direct, and star. Nicola plays the title character, who navigates life while attempting to raise her non-binary sibling, distance herself from her mother, and forge her path.
Nicola Peltz Beckham @nicolaannepeltz speaks about her new film “Lola,” which she wrote, directed and stars in, celebrating her second anniversary with husband Brooklyn Beckham and all the support she receives from her famous in-laws David and Victoria Beckham. pic.twitter.com/Ja50PtKD2g— TODAY (@TODAYshow) February 7, 2024
Virginia Madsen and Nicola play the film’s central mother-daughter duo, and the exclusive clip you can watch above shows that their relationship is far from ideal.
They share the screen with Trevor Long, Luke David Blumm, Raven Goodwin, and Richie Merritt. Nicola recently revealed that one of the characters is based on one of her real-life best friends, adding a personal touch to the story, which Nicola previously admitted is one of the scariest aspects of putting a project like this out there.
“I would be sad if people didn’t like it. Because on Instagram, you post things, and then the comments… if someone calls me mean or something and they do not know me, I am just like, okay, maybe if you knew me, you would not say that. But I think when you work so hard on something and then you put it out there, it is really scary because it is so personal,” she told Cosmopolitan in 2023.
You can see the official poster below, and yes, we dare you to count how many times Nicola’s name appears due to the numerous hats she wore on set.
According to a recent Instagram post, Nicola stated that this film has taken six years to make. Just last year, she was beginning to put the finishing touches on the film. And, even though she wrote and directed Lola, she found the journey unexpected.
“I only ever wanted to act. And maybe, in the far, far future, direct. But writing was something I did in private. I discovered that journaling as my character helped me get into character for a role, and I realized I enjoyed it.
“This story was kind of living in my head, but I never knew how to write a script,” she explained. “And I am not very good with computers; I write everything by hand.” But I typed this up and sent it to my acting coach via email. She and my agent at the time were both very pleased with it. I had not planned to direct it, but that is what happened. ” It was wild.
Nicola’s cinematic journey, from actress to writer to now director, has been both unexpected and exhilarating. She is not just breaking barriers with her latest project; she is crushing them like a boss.
So grab your popcorn and prepare for a cinematic rollercoaster, because ‘Lola’ with Nicola at the helm promises to be an unforgettable ride!