Mother Mary has been described as an “epic pop melodrama”
BY SUSAN TONG, IMAGE BY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS
Anne Hathaway and Michaela Coel are to play girlfriends in the new film, Mother Mary, which has been described as an “epic pop melodrama.” Produced by the Oscar-dominating production company, A24, there is much anticipation for this pop romance, if queer Twitter is anything to go by.
Written and directed by David Lowery, the film tells the story of a fictional musician played by Anne Hathaway and her relationship with an iconic fashion designer played by co-star, Michaela Coel.
The music talent is equally as impressive with queer icon, Charli XCX and Jack Antonoff of Lana Del Rey, Lorde and Taylor Swift fame, writing and producing the film soundtrack. This will also include an original score composed by Daniel Hart who has previously worked with the film’s director.
David Lowery is no stranger when it comes to working with A24, having produced his previous films, A Ghost Story and The Green Knight, in collaboration with the production company. He has also recently written and directed Peter Pan & Wendy which is due for release on Disney+, starring Jude Law, Alan Tudyk, Molly Parker and Yara Shahidi.
Anne Hathaway has had a busy 2023 already with her recent film, a period psychological thriller with queer undertones, Eileen, based on Ottessa Moshfegh’s 2015 book of the same title. She has also been working on other various projects including Amazon’s The Idea of You and Mother’s Instinct.
After winning numerous awards for her television show series, I May Destroy You including making history as the first Black woman to win an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology series, Michaela Coel is also well known for her role in Marvel’s action adventure hit, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
A24 is no stranger to producing winning works as the production company’s latest hit, Everything Everywhere All at Once won big at the latest Oscars. With such renowned talent on the team, it is no wonder that the suspense surrounding the film is insurmountable as we all eagerly anticipate more information and that crucial release date. Until then, we wait with bated breath.
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