We first heard about Kogonada‘s next movie in June 2018. Back then, the filmmaker’s dreamily meticulous feature debut, Columbus, had quietly entranced the film community just a year prior, everyone had been waiting on news of a follow-up, and we absolutely rejoiced.
Deadline has announced more riveting news about the project since. Kogonada’s sophomore effort After Yang has landed its star: Colin Farrell.
Farrell is confirmed to headline the film, which is based on Alexander Weinstein‘s speculative short story, Saying Goodbye to Yang. Kogonada is slated to write as well as direct the movie, which A24 has picked up and greenlit.
After Yang is a family drama with a sci-fi bent, set years in the future when scientific innovation has unearthed new forms of childrearing and family planning. The narrative follows a white couple who adds two children to their household. First, they adopt a Chinese girl named Mika. They then purchase Yang, her robotic counterpart.
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