Anna Kendrick to lead psychological thriller about a girls trip gone horribly wrong in Alice, Darling
Anna Kendrick has signed on to play the lead role in the psychological thriller, Alice, Darling.
The film is already in production in Canada, and it marks the directorial debut of Mary Nighy, who’s the daughter of British actors Bill Nighy and Diana Quick.
Kendrick plays Alice, a woman who’s behaving strangely and keeping secrets about her volatile boyfriend (Charlie Carrick) from her two best friends (Wunmi Mosaku and Kaniehtiio Horn).
New role: Anna Kendrick is starring in the Psychological thriller film Alice, Darling, which is currently in production in Canada; the actress is pictured in February 2020
In the film, the Oscar-nominated actress and her friends embark on a girls trip that goes wrong when a local girl goes missing and Alice’s mercurial boyfriend arrives unannounced, according to Deadline.
The screenplay was written by Alanna Francis, who previously wrote the drama film The Rest Of Us (2019), starring Heather Graham, Sophie Nélisse, Abigail Pniowsky, and Jodi Balfour, among others.
It was praised by The Hollywood Reporter’s Sheri Linden as ‘sharply written and sensitively played.
‘Alice, Darling is a subtle, nuanced story about coercion and control,’ Nighy said in a statement, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
‘As a director, I couldn’t wish for a better cast of talented actors and creatives to bring this important story to life. The chemistry between Anna Kendrick, Wunmi Mosaku, and Kaniehtiio Horn as the three friends is a joy to see.’
LIonsgate production: This is Kendrick’s second project with Lionsgate, after having previously starred alongside Blake Lively in the Paul Feig’s A Simple Favor (2018)
Monster hit: The actress first garnered worldwide recognition for her role as Jessica Stanley in the Twilight film franchise, which began the first of five movies in 2008
Alice, Darling is being produced by Katie Bird Nolan, Lindsay Tapscott, Christina Piovesan, and Noah Segal, while Kendrick and Sam Tipper-Hale are serving as executive producers.
This is Kendrick’s second project with Lionsgate, after having previously starred alongside Blake Lively and Henry Golding in the Paul Feig’s A Simple Favor (2018).
Praised by critics, in part, for its plot twists and performances of Kendrick, Lively and Golding, the film went on to gross more than $97 million worldwide on a $20 million budget.
Kendrick, 35, made her film debut in musical-comedy drama Camp (2003).
She has since garnered worldwide recognition for he roles in the Twilight franchise (2008-2012), Up In The Air (2009), which earned her a nomination for the Academy Award For Best Supporting Actress, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), End Of Watch (2012), The Pitch Perfect franchise (2012-2017), Into The Woods (2014), Cake (2014), Trolls (2016), and A Simple Favor (2018).
Acclaimed: Kendrick’s role in Up In The Air (2009), alongside George Clooney, earned her a nomination for the Academy Award For Best Supporting Actress
Anna Kendrick to lead psychological thriller about girls trip gone horribly wrong in Alice, Darling