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Ayo Edebiri and Luca Guadagnino are making a thriller

Ayo Edebiri is going to be in Luca Guadagnino's next film

Luca Guadagnino has a knack for working with the best of young Hollywood – from Timothée Chalamet in Call Me By Your Name, to Taylor Russel in Bones and All, and now Josh O'Connor, Zendaya and Mike Faist in Challengers. 

But even though he may have directed the movie of the year (and it's only May), Guadagnino isn't showing signs of slowing down. He's got a queer love story film in the works later this year with O'Connor once more, and now he's just signed The Bear actress and Emmy Award winner Ayo Edebiri in his upcoming flick After The Hunt.

It's still early days of pre-production for the film, but we're already pretty excited about some of the names attached – and what few plot details we've been able to squeeze from pressers. But of course, we're most excited because, in our eyes, Guadagnino can do no wrong – and we're here for his 2024 takeover (and have been since at least 2017).

For everything we know so far about the film, read on...


What is the film about?

Written by Nora Garrett, After The Hunt is slated to be an intense and dramatic thriller film about a university professor, their star pupil, accusations of misconduct and a dark secret threatening to come to light.


Who is involved?

We know Edebiri is on board, but her role details are being kept under wraps. But Edebiri joins an already stacked main cast that includes heavyweights like Julia Roberts and Andrew Garfield.

Of course, Guadagnino is set to direct, and Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer and Allan Mandelbaum are producing alongside him.


When will it be released?

Production for After The Hunt is still in very early stages, so there's not release date on the radar as of yet. But we can assume filming will probably be happening later this year, or early next (given Edebiri and Guadagnino's stacked 2024 schedules), so we'd expect a bit of a wait on this one.


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