Emily Watson (Too Close) and Paul Mescal (Normal People) are set to star in A24’s upcoming psychological drama God’s Creatures. The film will be directed by Saela Davis and Anna Rose Holmer, which will mark their directing debut as a duo, after working together on the award-winning film The Fits.
God’s Creatures is currently in production, being produced by Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly, who is known for her critically acclaimed films Ammonite and Lady Macbeth. Sixty-Six developed God’s Creatures with the support of Screen Ireland, BBC Film and A24.
The film is set in a Irish fishing village, and according to Deadline, “…focuses on a mother who lies to protect her son and the devastating impact that choice has on her community, her family and herself”. The screenplay is by Shane Crowley, story is by Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly & Crowley.
This will be Watson’s newest film after recently coming off of the popular HBO limited series Chernobyl, which earned her a SAG nomination, and The Third Day. Mescal is coming off the Hulu series Normal People, in which he earned an Emmy nomination for Best Actor in a Limited Series.
Inbal Weinberg will be production designer, Julia Bloch is editor and director of photography is Chayse Irvin. The film is co-financed by A24, BBC Film, Screen Ireland and the Western Region Audiovisual Producers Fund/WRAP. A24 controls worldwide rights.