The Focus Features thriller is written and directed by Emerald Fennell and co-stars comedian Bo Burnham.

Promising Young Woman — starring Carey Mulligan — will open in theaters nationwide on Christmas Day, Focus Features announced Friday.

The acclaimed thriller is written and directed by Emerald Fennell (Killing Eve) in her feature directorial debut. The specialty film, which hopes to be a player in the upcoming awards race, made its debut in January at the Sundance Film Festival. Comedian and Eighth Grade director Bo Burnham co-stars.

Fennell's unique tale of revenge stars Mulligan as Cassie, a young woman whose promising future was derailed by a mysterious event. But nothing in Cassie’s life is what it appears to be: she’s wickedly smart, tantalizingly cunning, and she’s living a secret double life by night. Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give her a chance to right the wrongs of the past.

The film's cast also includes Laverne Cox, Alison Brie, Connie Britton, Jennifer Coolidge, Max Greenfield, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chris Lowell, Sam Richardson, Molly Shannon and Clancy Brown.

Fennell produced Promising Young Woman alongside Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley, and Josey McNamara for LuckyChap Entertainment and Ben Browning and Ashley Fox for FilmNation Entertainment.


Article by: Pamela McClintock for the Hollywood Reporter.                 

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