Anna Kendrick has shown she can handle drama in the past alongside her comic chops, and she’s diving into psychological thriller territory with Alice, Darling.

Mary Nighy is directing the new film, which has a script by Alanna Francis. The film focuses on Alice (Kendrick), who is behaving strangely, keeping secrets about her mercurial boyfriend (Charlie Carrick) from her two best friends (Wunmi Mosaku and Kaniehtiio Horn). When the three friends take a girl’s trip out of town, all secrets are revealed when a local girl goes missing and Alice’s boyfriend arrives unannounced…

“Alice, Darling is a subtle, nuanced story about coercion and control. As a director, I couldn’t wish for a better cast of talented actors and creatives to bring this important story to life,” says Nighy. “The chemistry between Anna Kendrick, Wunmi Mosaku, and Kaniehtiio Horn as the three friends is a joy to see.”

The shoot is already underway in Canada and Lionsgate recently nabbed distribution rights to the film, and it should be on screens either this year or, more likely, in 2022.

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