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A24’s new film ‘Mother Mary’ to star Michaela Coel and Anne Hathaway

American writer and director David Lowery is reuniting with acclaimed production studio A24 for their third film together, following in the footsteps of 2017's A Ghost Story and 2021's The Green Knight. Titled Mother Mary, the forthcoming production is slated to star Anne Hathaway, alongside Black Panther's Michaela Coel – which is basically as dreamy as it gets.

Both Hathaway and Coel have had a mammoth couple of years. Coel made history with her 2020 series I May Destroy You, becoming the first black woman to win for Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology series at the Emmy Awards, while Hathaway has had something of a mid-career renaissance, reaching fashion icon status and featuring in the recent period psychological thriller film Eileen (based on writer Ottessa Moshfegh's book of the same name), which debuted at the recent Sundance Film Festival.

What do we know about the Mother Mary plot so far?

The fictional melodrama – penned by Lowery and set to be filmed in Germany – will star Hathaway as a pop star who is navigating her relationship with a legendary fashion designer, played by Coel.

In order to create a film about pop music, Lowery and A24 had to enlist the help of some the genre's giants, by way of Jack Antonoff and Charli XCX. Both are set to create original music for Mother Mary, alongside Lowery's long-time collaborator, composer Daniel Hart.

By way of announcing her involvement in the film, Charli XCX posted this adorable photo to her Instagram.


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Who else is in the Mother Mary cast?

Euphoria star Hunter Schafer is set to play Michaela Coel's assistant Hilda, and other notable names like Kaia Gerber, Alba Baptista, Jessica Brown-Findlay and Sian Clifford have all attached themselves to the production too.

When will Mother Mary be released?

The production is still in very early stages, so there is no official timeline or release date as of yet, but we're forecasting a 2024 release date. Either way, with such a stellar shortlist of creative attached to the project this early on, we're excited to keep you updated on this one. Watch this space.

Images: @riccardotisci17 @annehathaway

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