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Your first look at Jeremy Allen White in new sci-fi romance film ‘Fingernails’

If you've already raced through the entire second season of The Bear and are scrounging around for more Jeremy Allen White content to fill the void, you'll be able to catch him entangled in a new sci-fi love story in a film called Fingernails. White is set to star alongside Jessie Buckley, who broke our hearts in Chernobyl, was a grounding presence in I'm Thinking of Ending Things and added a refreshing perspective to the discourse of motherhood in The Lost Daughter


What is Fingernails about?

So far, what we know about Fingernails is that it's been described as a "grounded sci-fi love story" according to Deadline. Based in the vague context of the near future, a test has been discovered that measures whether couples are truly in love. Naturally, this is cause for many to capitalise on it, and under the guise of helping couples to succeed so-called love institutes have opened to guide them.

Performing the role of Anna, Buckley's character is sceptical of the positive result she received in relation to her longtime partner. As a result, she begins working in one of these love institutes as an assistant to Trevor, a mysterious and dedicated instructor.


Who has been cast in Fingernails?

Although Buckley has taken on the role of Anna, it was originally intended for Carey Mulligan. Riz Ahmed is onboard as Trevor. Like Buckley, we expect to see more of Ahmed in the wake of his Oscar-winning performance in The Long Goodbye. Schitt's Creek star Annie Murphy is also on the call sheet, fresh from her Black Mirror episode, with Christos Nikou is steering the film, and Cate Blanchett's production company Dirty Films will produce alongside FilmNation Entertainment.


Is there a release date for Fingernails?

Fingernails is slated for a September 2023 release, premiering at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. The film will be available to stream on Apple TV+.

While you wait, enjoy this first look at Jeremy Allen White and Jessie Buckley in Fingernails, below.


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Image courtesy of FilmNation Entertainment.