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Mother Mary: Michaela Coel and Anne Hathaway to star in a David Lowery-directed pop music melodrama for A24

Mother Mary: Michaela Coel and Anne Hathaway to star in a David Lowery-directed pop music melodrama for A24

The Green Knight director David Lowery is reteaming with the A24 for Mother Mary starring Anne Hathaway and Michaela Coel.

The Green Knight director David Lowery is reteaming with A24 for his next feature Mother Mary. Lowery directs from a script he wrote with Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight RisesRachel Getting Married) and Michaela Coel (Black Panther: Wakanda ForeverI May Destroy You) leading the cast.

According to Deadline‘s exclusive report, Mother Mary is an “epic pop melodrama following a fictional musician (Hathaway) and her relationship with an iconic fashion designer (Coel).” Lowery, Toby Halbrooks, and James M. Johnston produce with Jeanie Igoe of Homebird Productions and Jonas Katzenstein. Maximilian Leo and Jonathan Saubach of Filmproduktion also produce. The musically-charged project will feature original songs written and arranged by Jack Antonoff and Charli XCX, with an original score by Daniel Hart.

Hathaway is prepping multiple projects in post-production, including The Idea of You and Mother’s Instinct. Hathaway plays Sophie in The Idea of You. The story revolves around a 40-year-old divorced mother who braves the heat to go with her daughter to Coachella after her dad cancels his trip with his 15-year-old. There, she meets the lead singer of a band, and shenanigans ensue. For Mother’s Instinct, Hathway stars alongside Jessica Chastain as Celine and Alice, respectively. The duo lives a traditional lifestyle with successful husbands and sons of the same age. Life’s perfect harmony shatters after a tragic accident. Guilt, suspicion, and paranoia combine to unravel their sisterly bond.

After starring in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and the series I May Destroy You and Chewing Gum, Michaela Cole is filming the new Mr. and Mrs. Smith television series. The show stars Donald Glover (AtlantaCommunity) and Maya Erskine (PEN 15Obi-Wan Kenobi), with Tuari Wright, Sid Jarvis, and Katrina Canillas. The series is an adaptation of the 2005 action film about married spies.

With Lowery behind the camera, Mother Mary could be a visually splendiferous saga about fame, glamour, and the complicated relationships we forge while trying to remain at the top of the game. I’d like to know what type of relationship Hathaway and Coel’s respective characters will have in Lowery’s new film. Color me intrigued and eager to learn more as this project develops.

Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/mother-mary-anne-hathaway-a24/