Thomasin McKenzie and Zoë Kravitz have signed on to star in director Mona Fastvold’s Self-Portrait, primarily based on a novel by Rachel Lyon

Thomasin McKenzie of Final Evening in Soho and Previous and Zoë Kravitz of The Batman and Mad Max: Fury Street have signed on to star within the psychological horror film Self-Portrait, Deadline stories. Primarily based on the Rachel Lyon novel Self-Portrait With Boy, Self-Portrait is ready to be directed by Mona Fastvold (The World to Come), who has additionally written the screenplay with Brady Corbet (Vox Lux).

McKenzie will likely be taking over the position of grieving photographer Lu Rile (McKenzie), who strikes to a run-down artists’ warehouse in Nineteen Nineties Brooklyn the place she befriends Katherine (Kravitz), an achieved painter who lives downstairs. When Katherine suffers her personal tragic loss, Lu unknowingly captures the incident in considered one of her self-portraits, producing a elegant however horrifying picture. Consumed with by mutual grief and an intensifying relationship, the ladies discover themselves haunted by a demonic drive hellbent on shaking their realities.

Self-Portrait is anticipated to start filming later this 12 months. John Lyons is producing the movie with Margot Hand of Image Movies. Corbet and Fastvold function govt producers alongside Brian Younger and Subject Studios’ Ryan Heller, Jennifer Westin, and Michael Bloom. Hayley Theisen is the co-producer.

The official description of Lyon’s novel Self-Portrait With Boy (decide up a replica HERE) offers a bit extra info, and divulges a change that was made to the story for the difference: Lu Rile is a relentlessly targeted younger photographer struggling to make ends meet. Working three jobs, liable for her growing old father, and worrying that the crumbling warehouse she lives in is being bought to builders, she is at some extent of desperation. Someday, within the background of a self-portrait, Lu by accident captures on movie a boy falling previous her window to his loss of life. The {photograph} seems to be startlingly beautiful, the perfect murals she’s ever made. It’s a picture that would change her life…if she lets it. However the choice to point out the {photograph} is just not simple. The boy is her neighbors’ son, and the tragedy brings all of the constructing’s residents collectively. It particularly unites Lu together with his lovely grieving mom, Kate. As the 2 forge an intense bond primarily based on sympathy, loneliness, and budding attraction, Lu feels more and more unsettled and responsible, torn between equally fierce wishes: to make use of the {photograph} to advance her profession, and to guard a girl she has come to like.

How does Self-Portrait sound to you? Are you curious about watching a psychological horror film that stars Thomasin McKenzie and Zoë Kravitz? Tell us by leaving a remark under. And if you happen to’ve learn the Rachel Lyon novel, undoubtedly tell us what you considered it.

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