Anya Taylor-Joy in Talks to Star in The Sea Change

Posted by at 12:27 pm on February 13, 2017

Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) is in talks to join Academy Award nominee Kristin Scott Thomas’ (The English Patient, Mission: Impossible) directorial debut, The Sea Change, a romantic drama which based on Elizabeth Jane Howard’s critically-acclaimed novel of the same name. Scott Thomas will star alongside Mark Strong (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Sherlock Holmes), who is in talks to join.

The Sea Change is about a group of people who re-evaluate loss, love, and human connection when they find themselves together on a remote Greek island. Emmanuel (Mark Strong) is a successful London playwright, married to the complex and witty Lillian (Kristin Scott Thomas) for many years, but their marriage is in crisis, a crisis which is overcome by the arrival of a curious and outspoken young girl, Alice (Anya Taylor-Joy). Their relationship is thrown into perspective when her life is thrown upside down.

Rebecca Lenkiewicz (Ida) adapted the novel for the screen and Barnaby Thompson (Easy Virtue, The Importance of Being Earnest, St Trinian’s) will produce for Fragile Films. Principal photography is scheduled to begin later this year in the UK and Europe.

Taylor-Joy can currently be seen in M. Night Shyamalan’s box office and breakout hit Split for Universal Pictures and the upcoming Thoroughbred for Focus Features. She was nominated for a BAFTA in 2017, for the Rising Star Award and is in post-production on the thriller Marrowbone for Lionsgate.


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