Yorgos Lanthimos assembles epic cast for new film ‘Poor Things’

Yorgos Lanthimos assembles epic cast for new film 'Poor Things'
Yorgos Lanthimos assembles epic cast for new film 'Poor Things'
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Greece’s leading film director Yorgos Lanthimos is preparing for his next feature film ‘Poor Things‘, starring Emma Stone.

The film is based on Alasdair Gray’s novel of the same name, described as a “hilarious political allegory and a thought-provoking duel between the desires of men and the independence of women, from one of Scotland’s most accomplished author.”

‘Poor Things’ is a Frankenstein-esque tale set in the Victorian-era, described as a story of “love, discovery and scientific daring,” focusing on a young woman named Belle Baxter (Stone) brought back to life by an eccentric but brilliant scientist.

This movie marks the second collaboration between Lanthimos and Stone, who was Oscar nominated for Best Supporting Actress for ‘The Favourite‘.

Directed and produced by Lanthimos, the movie’s script is written by Tony McNamara.

‘Poor Things’ will also star Mark Ruffalo, Willem Dafoe, Ramy Youssef and Jerrod Carmichael.

Production is set to begin this year, and will likely hit the cinemas in 2022.

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