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Jacob Elordi will star in a film about obsession alongside Rosamund Pike, need we say more?

Somehow Jacob Elordi has become the foodstuff of both our fantasies and nightmares. He's handsome, has the body of an Olympian and, as our beauty and market coordinator Madeline Kenzie sees it, "gives older brother's friend I have a crush on energy". But anyone who has binged Euphoria and witnessed all that manpower channeled into violence will surely feel a little unnerved. That's the beauty of acting and Elordi knows when he's struck a chord. His next role? A film this time, titled Saltburn where obsession is once again the salient theme. And who better to lead him into this murky territory than the formidable Rosamund Pike?

What is Saltburn about?

A lot of buzz is floating around the film, not least because it signals Emerald Fennell's much anticipated directorial follow up to Promising Young Woman. At this stage, little is known about the plot of Saltburn, aside from the fact that it will be a tale of obsession that focuses on a family of English aristocrats. Yet, given Fennell's track record, we expect commentary on current political and social discourse will be weaved in.

Who has been cast in Saltburn?

Yes, Jacob Elordi is onboard in what will be his biggest onscreen role to date. And as we've mentioned, Rosamund Pike will play a lead part. But what about the rest? So far we know that Barry Keoghan is also joining the two stars, but that's about it. In terms of production, LuckyChap Entertainment, the company Margot Robbie and her husband Tom Ackerley own has been tapped to produce, alongside Fennell and Josey McNamara.

Is there a release date yet?

At this point there isn't a release date for Saltburn, but we expect it won't be long before we see it on our screens. According to Deadline, principal photography is set to begin in the UK during their summer and our winter. Although, considering that Promising Young Woman was filmed in 23 days and premiered 10 months later, this project could very possibly have a short turn around.

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