Focus Features partners with FilmNation Entertainment to begin production on Promising Young Woman. The thriller marks the feature directorial debut of Emerald Fennell, who will both direct and write the film’s screenplay. Academy-Award nominee Carey Mulligan is set to star and Fennell will 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 executive produce. Production is set to begin this spring.
Focus Features will distribute the film worldwide, excluding Australia, New Zealand, Benelux, Israel, Greece, Middle East, CIS, and South Africa.
Mulligan will play 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 unlucky enough to cross her path.