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Anne Hathaway to star opposite Michaela Coel in newest music epic

A24 is working again with ‘Green Knight’ director David Lowery on his next film, ‘Mother Mary,’ which is set to star Anne Hathaway and Michaela Coel. Lowery is directing the script he wrote.

The film will be an epic pop melodrama that follows the life of a musician played by Hathaway and her relationship with an iconic fashion designer portrayed by Coel. Topic Studios is co-financing with A24.

Lowery, Toby Halbrooks, and James M. Johnston will produce alongside Jeanie Igoe of Homebird Productions and Jonas Katzenstein, Maximilian Leo, and Jonathan Saubach of Cologne-based augenschein Filmproduktion.

Jack Antonoff and Charli XCX will write and produce original songs for the film, with an original score composed by Daniel Hart.

This is the third time A24 and Lowery are working together, following ‘Green Knight’ and ‘A Ghost Story.’ A24 will handle the global release of the film. Mother Mary will be filmed in Germany, which will be funded by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW and the DFFF.

Hathaway has had a very hectic 2023 ahead with her most recent film, ‘Eileen,’ showing at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The actress also appears in the Neon pic ‘Mother’s Instinct,’ in which she co-stars with Jessica Chastain, as well as the Amazon pic ‘The Idea of You’ which is set to be released this year.

Coel has taken home several awards for her TV series ‘I May Destroy You,’ in which she made history by being the first black woman to win an Emmy award for ‘Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series.’ Most recently, she starred in Marvel’s ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,’ and in 2023, she has the ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’ series releasing on Amazon alongside co-creator, executive producer, and co-star Donald Glover.

Lowery most recently wrote and directed ‘Peter Pan & Wendy,’ which stars Jude Law, Alan Tudyk, Molly Parker, and Yara Shahidi.


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