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Carey Mulligan

Focus Features has come on board to partner with FilmNation on the upcoming Carey Mulligan drama Promising Young Woman.

Focus will distribute the film worldwide, excluding Australia, New Zealand, Benelux, Israel, Greece, Middle East, CIS, and South Africa.

Production is set to commence in spring on the story about Cassie, a young woman haunted by a tragedy in her past who begins to take a very particular form of revenge on the predatory men who cross her path. Focus chairman Peter Kujawski announced the development on Wednesday (13).

The thriller marks the feature directorial debut of Emerald Fennell, who will also write the screenplay, and produce along with Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley, and Josey McNamara for LuckyChap Entertainment, and Ben Browning for FilmNation Entertainment. Ashley Fox of FilmNation Entertainment will serve as executive producer.

“Emerald generated an incredible script that rocked us to our core, so we’ve no doubt she’ll bring that same energy when directing this story,” said Kujawski. “We are thrilled to work once again with Carey along with Emerald, Glen and the entire filmmaking team on bringing this exhilarating dark tale to screen.”

UTA Independent Film Group and FilmNation negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmaking team.