Yorgos Lanthimos Presents 'AND' as New Film at Searchlight Pictures;  Emma Stone, Jesse Plemons, Willem Dafoe and Margaret Qualley starring

Yorgos Lanthimos Presents ‘AND’ as New Film at Searchlight Pictures; Emma Stone, Jesse Plemons, Willem Dafoe and Margaret Qualley starring

EXCLUSIVE: The favourite director Yorgos Lanthimos and Searchlight Pictures are looking to stay in business with each other as the studio greenlights his next film AND. Emma Stone, Jesse Plemons, Willem Dafoe and Margaret Qualley are expected to star. With a screenplay developed by Element Pictures and Film4 and written by Lanthimos and Efthimis Filippou, the film is produced by Element’s Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe, along with Kasia Malipan and Lanthimos.

Ollie Madden and Daniel Battsek are executive producers for Film4, which co-financed the project. He begins principal photography in New Orleans next month.

Plot details are being kept under wraps.

“Working with Yorgos continues to be a highlight for us at Searchlight, and this is yet another truly original project that sets his work apart,” said Searchlight Presidents David Greenbaum and Matthew Greenfield. “Working again with Emma, ​​Willem, Jesse and Margaret as well as Element and Film4 is just the icing on the cake.”

The film marks another reunion for the filmmaker with Element Pictures, Searchlight and Film4 following their collaboration on the Oscar-winning film. The favourite and poor thingscurrently in post-production.

AND is overseen by Vice President of Production Richard Ruiz and Director of Development and Production Peter Spencer, who report to Heads of Production and Development Katie Goodson-Thomas and DanTram Nguyen. Film4 director Ollie Madden, head of development Ben Coren and head of production and development Alice Whittemore will oversee the Film4 project.

“This is our fifth film with Yorgos and we are thrilled to reunite with Searchlight and Film4 on this brilliant screenplay by Yorgos and Efthmis,” Guiney and Lowe said. “Yorgos has attracted an amazing cast and crew and we’re dying to get started.”

Lanthimos’ record over the past decade has been nothing short of superb with credits that include Lobsterwhich was nominated for the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, and The Killing of a Sacred Deer, both also produced by Element. Its characteristic dog tooth won the Un Certain Regard award at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2011 Oscars.

Stone also meets after The favourite, for which she was nominated for an Oscar. For Searchlight, she previously starred in Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris Battle of the sexes and Alejandro G. Iñárritu Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). Stone won the Best Actress Oscar for her role in Damien Chazelle The Earth. She’s also staring in the upcoming Lanthimos movie. poor thingsand will next be seen performing and producing, through her Fruit Tree banner, The curse with Showtime and A24.

Dafoe recently starred in Guillermo del Toro alley of nightmares as well as that of Wes Anderson The French Dispatchboth for Searchlight He was nominated for several Oscars, including for his roles in At Eternity’s Gate, The Florida Project, Shadow of the Vampire and Section. Dafoe’s upcoming projects include Walter Hill’s dead for a dollarVasilis Katsoupis’ On the insideLanthimos’ poor things and Patricia Arquette Gonzo Girl. His recent projects also include that of Robert Eggers The man from the north and Jon Watt Spider-Man: No Coming Home.

Plemons was recently nominated for an Oscar for her performance in Jane Campion’s The power of the dog. He also starred in Scott Cooper’s Wood for Searchlight, and Jungle Cruise and Judas and the Black Messiah. Other credits include The Irishman, Vice, The Post Office, Bridge of Spies and The master. Plemons will next be seen in the lead role of Martin Scorsese The Moonflower Slayers alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro.

Qualley has had an exciting year since her acclaimed role in Netflix’s limited series Housemaid. The role earned her several nominations, including a recent Emmy nomination for Lead Actress in a Limited Series. On the cinema side, his photo The stars at noon premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May, winning the Grand Prix – A24 will release it this fall; and his film Sanctuary, recently acquired by Neon, premiered at the Toronto Film Festival earlier this month. She recently completed the production of Coralie Fargeat The substancein which she will star with Demi Moore.

Lanthimos is represented by CAA; Stone is represented by Anonymous Content, WME and Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole; and Dafoe by WME and Circle of Confusion. Plemons is replaced by TalentWorks and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof and Fishman, and Qualley by UTA, Linden Entertainment and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.

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