As far as Anya Taylor-Joy's breakout roles go, it's clear she is somewhat a fixture of the past in her roles in The Queens Gambit and Emma. Now, we're getting ready to see her in a more modern role in a Skins-esque production titled Here Are The Young Men.
With the grit of Skins and Trainspotting and the star power of Euphoria, Here Are The Young Men has been adapted from Rob Doyle’s novel of the same name and follows three teenage boys in Ireland emerging into adulthood. Played by Finn Cole, Dean-Charles Chapman, and Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, the three are gearing up for a summer of sex, drugs, and parties. When Taylor-Joy's character - an Effie Stonem-type cool girl - joins the group, the dynamic shifts. What begins as a trailer depicting lost young kids doing drugs and partying all night, shifts after a tragedy occurs and sinister things begin to happen. It becomes clear that the film isn't so much centred around a happy-go-lucky coming of age narrative.
Here Are The Young Men was filmed back in 2018, and was originally scheduled for release last year, but with COVID-19 related hold-ups haunting us all, it has finally been set to hit digital rental outlets on April 30.
Taylor-Joy clearly has no plans of putting the breaks on her flourishing career as yet, with the news that she’s set to appear in Edgar Wright’s upcoming Last Night in Soho and Robert Eggers’s The Northman, Where she will reportedly she’ll star alongside icons Nicole Kidman and Björk. She’s also happens to be signed on to take part filming David O. Russell’s next film. It's safe to say, should you be waiting for the moment where you connect with the actress and her previous roles haven't quite done it for you yet, she has many productions/opportunities in the works to garner a second chance.
Watch the trailer, below.