EXCLUSIVE: Academy Award-winning writer and director Emerald Fennell has lined up her cast for her next film, Saltburn with Jacob Elordi and Barry Keoghan attached to star in the project from MRC Film. Deadline recently broke that Rosamund Pike will also co-star with principal photography set to begin this summer in the UK. The pic will be produced by Fennell and LuckyChap Entertainment’s Josey McNamara, Tom Ackerley and Margot Robbie.
Described as a story of obsession, other plot details are being kept under wraps. MRC will take the package to the Cannes Market which opens next week and it is expected to be one of the hotter properties on the market. The film is Fennell’s highly-anticipated follow-up to her critically acclaimed Promising Young Woman, which was nominated for several Oscars and won Fennell the best Original Screenplay Oscar.
The film will mark Elordi’s most high-profile feature film role following his breakout performance as Nate on the massive HBO hit series Euphoria. He was recently seen in Adrian Lyne’s highly anticipated feature Deep Water, opposite Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas. Up next Elordi stars opposite Zachary Quinto in the indie He Went That Way.
Keoghan most recently joined the DC Universe as The Joker in Matt Reeves’ The Batman, opposite Robert Pattinson. He can also be seen in Marvel’s new franchise Eternals, directed by Chloe Zhao. He will appear next in Martin McDonaugh’s next film The Banshees of Inisherin, also starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson.
Keoghan is represented by Management 360, WME, B-Side Management, & Sloane, Offer, Weber, and Dern. Elordi is repped by Gersh, Nick Gluyas Management and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher, LLP, Pike is represented by United Agents (UK), CAA (USA) and Magnolia Entertainment (USA). Fennell is represented by UTA, United Agents, Management 360 and Hansen Jacobs Teller.