Focus Features has come on board with FilmNation Entertainment to begin production on Carey Mulligan's thriller "Promising Young Woman."
Fennell is also set to join this season of Netflix's "The Crown" as Camilla Parker Bowles, and has just completed showrunning the second season of "Killing Eve." She is currently writing a new musical adaptation of "Cinderella" with Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Ashley Fox of FilmNation Entertainment will executive produce. Fennell will produce along with Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley, and Josey McNamara for LuckyChap Entertainment and Ben Browning for FilmNation Entertainment. The thriller marks the feature directorial debut of Emerald Fennell, who will both direct and write the film’s screenplay.
Production is set to begin this spring. Focus Features will distribute the film worldwide, excluding Australia, New Zealand, Benelux, Israel, Greece, Middle East, CIS, and South Africa.
Mulligan will play a young woman haunted by a tragedy in her past who takes revenge on the predatory men unlucky enough to cross her path.
UTA Independent Film Group and FilmNation negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmaking team. Fennell is represented by UTA, United Agents (in the U.K.), Management 360, and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller.” />
“Emerald generated an incredible script that rocked us to our core, so we’ve no doubt she’ll bring that same energy when directing this story,” said Focus chairman Peter Kujawski. “We are thrilled to work once again with Carey along with Emerald, Glen and the entire filmmaking team on bringing this exhilarating dark tale to screen.”

Rhys is also known for his starring role in the ABC series "Brothers & Sisters" and for guest starring on the HBO series "Girls." His other nominations for the role include two Golden Globe Awards and three Primetime Emmy Awards, winning the Emmy in the show's sixth and final season for best actor in a drama series. He just wrapped up the final season of the critically-acclaimed FX drama series "The Americans" opposite Keri Russell. Rhys will serve as a producer on the Perry Mason project in addition to starring. For his performance, he recently won best actor in a drama series at the 2019 Critics' Choice Awards.
Rhys is repped by WME, Management 360, United Agents, and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.” />
"The Americans" alum Matthew Rhys has signed on to star in the "Perry Mason" limited series currently in the works at HBO, Variety has learned.
The project remains in development at HBO. The search for a director is ongoing.
He is haunted by his wartime experiences in France and is suffering the effects of a broken marriage. Rhys' Perry Mason is described as being at a time in his life when he is living check-to-check as a low-rent private investigator.
set for the lead role and Nic Pizzolatto writing. and Susan Downey under their Team Downey banner, with Team Downey's Amanda Burrell also executive producing. The series hails from executive producers Robert Downey Jr. However, it was announced last year that Downey Jr.'s feature schedule would prevent him from starring in the series, while Pizzolatto focused his efforts on Season 3 of "True Detective." Joe Horacek will also executive produce with Rolin Jones and Ron Fitzgerald onboard as writers, executive producers, and co-showrunners. The project was originally put into development in 2016 with Downey Jr.
On the film side, Rhys recently wrapped shooting the lead role in the Mr. He also appeared in the Oscar-nominated film "The Post." Rogers biopic "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" opposite Tom Hanks.
Based on characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner, this limited series follows the origins of American fiction's most legendary criminal defense lawyer. When a child kidnapping case breaks down his door, Mason's relentless pursuit of the truth reveals a fractured city and just maybe, a pathway to redemption for himself. The series will be set in 1932 Los Angeles.