Lion director Garth Davis is back with a new film, this time a sci-fi based on a novel by I’m Thinking of Ending Things author Iain Reid, called Foe. And now, we’ve learned via Deadline that Saoirse Ronan, LaKeith Stanfield and Paul Mescal will be joining the cast.
The film’s official synopsis reads, “Set in the near future, with corporate power and environmental decay ravaging the planet, Junior and Hen live a solitary life on their isolated farm. One night, without warning, a stranger named Terrance arrives with alarming news, throwing their lives into turmoil: Junior has been randomly selected to travel to a large, experimental space station orbiting Earth. The most unusual part? Arrangements have already been made so that when he leaves, Hen won’t have a chance to miss him, because she won’t be left alone — not even for a moment. Hen will have company. Familiar company. Company that pushes her to make a life-changing decision.”
Mescal will play Junior, Ronan will play Hen and Stanfield will play Terrence. Reid also co-wrote the script with Davis. The film is described as a “taut” and “sensual” film, which makes sense coming from the author of I’m Thinking of Ending Things.