Media outlets are reporting that Emerald Fennell’s Oscar-nominated drama Promising Young Woman will be skipping a cinematic release in the UK as Sky have struck a deal with Focus Features and Universal to have the film directly debut on Sky Cinema on the 16th April.
The official synopsis for the film is as follows:
Everyone said Cassie was a promising young woman… until a mysterious event abruptly derailed her future. But nothing in Cassie’s life is what it appears to be: she’s wickedly smart, tantalisingly cunning, and she’s living a secret double life by night. Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a chance to right the wrongs of the past in this thrilling and wildly entertaining story.
The film debuted in the U.S on the 25th December 2021, earning $5.8m to date during a pandemic-hit market, and it was believed that the film would hold out until cinemas reopened across the UK, with England and Scotland cinemas set to reopen on the 17th May (Northern Ireland and Wales still to be confirmed), but now it’ll arrive a month earlier and instead on Sky Cinema.
The film has been getting some awards love this season, having been nominated for five Academy Awards, six BAFTAs and three Golden Globes.
The film stars Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Alison Brie, Connie Britton, Adam Brody, Jennifer Coolidge, Laverne Cox, Max Greenfield, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Sam Richardson, Molly Shannon, Clancy Brown, Angela Zhou, Alfred Molina and Chris Lovell.