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Yorgos Lanthimos’ new feature, And, set to enter production next month in New Orleans

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- The plot remains under wraps, but we already know some of the stellar lead actors involved: Emma Stone, Willem Dafoe, Jesse Plemons and Margaret Qualley

Yorgos Lanthimos’ new feature, And, set to enter production next month in New Orleans
Director Yorgos Lanthimos

Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite [+see also:
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, The Killing of a Sacred Deer [+see also:
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, The Lobster [+see also:
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) is now prepping his new feature, And, which is set to enter production in New Orleans in October. The Pangrati-born director began his career in the 1990s working on adverts, music videos, shorts and experimental theatre plays before his third feature and big break, Dogtooth [+see also:
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interview: Yorgos Lanthimos
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]
, which was the winner of the Un Certain Regard Prize at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for Best Foreign-language Film at the Oscars. While his project Poor Things (see the news) is currently in post-production, his latest completed outing, The Favourite, received ten nominations at the 91st Academy Awards, with Olivia Colman eventually crowned Best Actress.

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The plot of the new project, which remains under wraps for the time being, is based on a script developed by Element Pictures and Film4, and penned by the Greek helmer himself and his regular collaborator Efthimis Filippou (The Killing of a Sacred Deer, The Lobster, Dogtooth). A stellar cast is attached: the project’s lead actors are Emma Stone (Cruella, The Favourite, La La Land), Willem Dafoe (The Northman, The French Dispatch [+see also:
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, The Card Counter [+see also:
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]
), Jesse Plemons (The Power of the Dog [+see also:
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]
, Other People and Martin Scorsese’s upcoming Killers of the Flower Moon) and Margaret Qualley (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, the TV series The Leftovers).

And is being produced by US-based Searchlight Pictures, Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe for Ireland’s Element Pictures, Kasia Malipan and Lanthimos himself. British firm Film4 is co-financing the picture.

“Working with Yorgos continues to be a highlight for us at Searchlight, and this is yet another truly original project that sets his work apart,” commented Searchlight presidents David Greenbaum and Matthew Greenfield.

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