Speaking to Empire about the project, she said, “Growing up there, I had such an amazing experience. So to read something like that, it’s like, ‘Why?’”
This isn’t Gillan’s first time writing and directing – she’s credited with 2015’s Coward and also directed and starred in the horror short Conventional – but The Party’s Just Beginning is her first feature film.
The 30-year-old – who shot to fame as Amy Pond in Doctor Who – has gone on to find success as an actor in Hollywood, starring in a series of high profile movies including the Guardians of the Galaxy and Jumanji franchises.
The Party’s Just Beginning is due to be released December 7, 2018 in the USA. No British release date has been confirmed.