The Queen's Gambit co-creator, Scott Frank, has big plans in the works for Anya Taylor-Joy. He plans to adapt Vladimir Nabokov's 1932 classic novel Laughter in the Dark, and the actress most prominently on his list is the lead of everyone's favorite Netflix Original chess-focused drama, Taylor-Joy.
Twenty-four year old Anya Taylor-Joy is quickly climbing the ranks in the acting world. Having begun in the horror genre, with films like Split, and then swerving into period pieces such as Emma, she's now found herself in the powerful female lead role as Beth Harmon in the Netflix original, The Queen's Gambit. And this power-house actress and winner of the BAFTA Rising Star Award is also just as passionate about books as the rest of us.
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Exciting news for Jane Austen fans! The newest film adaptation of Emma has found two more British mainstays for its cast. Bill Nighy, famous for such roles as Love Actually and Pirates of the Caribbean has been announced by this article to be joining Emma’s cast. Callum Turner, know for his role in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewad, is also joining the adaptation.
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Bill Nighy will be playing the father of Emma Woodhouse, Mr. Woodhouse, while Callum Turner will be playing Frank Churchill, a young man determined to keep his engagement a secret throughout the story. The story tells the tale of Emma Woodhouse, who lives in the fictional village of Highbury. The novel tells the story of youthful hubris, focusing on several families within the village through Emma’s eyes.
Playing the lead, Emma, will be Ana-Taylor Joy, whose credits include The Witch and Split. This adaptation will be directed by former music video director Autumn de Wilde, making her feature film debut. Also in the cast are Gemma Whelan, Mia Goth, and Johnny Flynn. The film will be splashing onto screens in 2020 and will such a star-studded cast, we can’t wait to see it!
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