God’s Creatures: Emily Watson And Paul Mescal To Topline Psychological Drama At A24

Deadline is exclusively reporting that Emily Watson and Paul Mescal have signed up to topline in the psychological drama God’s Creatures at A24, with Saela Davis and Anna Rose Holmer attached to direct.

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The psychological drama, which is currently in production, is set in a rain-swept Irish fishing village, and focuses on a mother who lies to protect her son and the devastating impact that choice has on her community, her family and herself.

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The screenplay is written by Shane Crowley, who also co-wrote the story alongside Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly. The film definitely has my interest, particularly in how Saela Davis and Anna Rose Holmer will be making their directorial debut as a duo. If you are not aware of the names, then hopefully you can seek out and find the indie film The Fits, released in 2015 which Saela Davis wrote the story for and also edited the film, and Anna Rose Holmer wrote the screenplay and also directed.

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The Sixty-Six Pictures production is being produced by Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly, and is co-financed by A24, BBC Film, Screen Ireland and the Western Region Audiovisual Producers Fund/WRAP. The film also stars Aisling Franciosi, Declan Conlon, Marion O’Dwyer and Toni O’Rourke.