After starring in “A Simple Favor,” Anna Kendrick will be returning to the psychological thriller genre as a star in “Alice, Darling.”
In a film being helmed by Lionsgate, Kendrick will play the role of Alice, a woman that’s behaving strangely, keeping secrets about her volatile boyfriend (Charlie Carrick) and her two best friends (Wunmi Mosaku and Kaniehtiio Horn).
The script is being written by Alanna Francis and is being directed by English actor Mary Nighy.
“‘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,” Nighy said in a statement. “The chemistry between Anna Kendrick, Wunmi Mosaku, and Kaniehtiio Horn as the three friends is a joy to see.”
Kendrick recently starred in the HBO Max series “Love Life” and Netflix feature “Stowaway.” In “A Simple Favor,” Kendrick played Stephanie, a woman investigating the disappearance of her newfound friend Emily (Blake Lively). After digging into Emily’s past, she uncovers deadly secrets that reveal the complexities behind her friend’s disappearance.
“Alice, Darling” is seemingly still in the pre-production phase. Lionsgate will handle worldwide distribution of the film, except in Canada, where it will be handled by Elevation.