Saoirse Ronan, Paul Mescal cast in new sci-fi thriller, “Foe”

Saoirse Ronan and Paul Mescal have been cast as a married couple in Foe, a new dystopian science fiction thriller.

Deadline reports that four-time Oscar nominee Ronan (27) and Mescal (25), the breakout star of Normal People, will lead the movie, which is being directed for Amazon Studios by Garth Davis, according to RTE.

The publication said the film is based on author Iain Reid’s novel and filming is due to start in Australia early next year. British actor Aaron Pierre (The Underground Railroad and Old) will also star.

Foe is set in a near future and sees Ronan and Mescal play a young husband and wife called Hen and Junior who live an isolated existence on a farm as corporate power and ecological decay are destroying the planet.

Their quiet lives are changed forever when a stranger named Terrance (Pierre) arrives to tell them that Junior has been randomly selected to travel to a large, experimental space station in Earth’s orbit.

However, when he departs, Hen won’t be left alone – not even for a moment.

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