Emilia Clarke, Chiwetel Ejiofor to star in ‘The Pod Generation’ – New Indian Express


LOS ANGELES: “Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke and Oscar-nominated actor Chiwetel Ejiofor are teaming up for “The Pod Generation”, a movie billed as sci-fi romantic comedy.

The film will be directed by Sophie Barthes, known for films such as “Cold Souls” and “Madame Bovary”.

According to Variety, Clarke and Ejiofor will play Rachel and Alvy, a New York couple waiting to start a family.

“Rachel’s work gives them the opportunity to use a new device developed by a technology giant, Pegasus, which gives couples the opportunity to share a pregnancy on a different level through detachable artificial wombs, or pods. doubtful, but his love for Rachel encouraged him to take a leap of faith.

Barthes said working with Clarke and Ejiofor as a couple on the screen was a dream come true.

“Emilia’s versatility, her humble nature and ability to navigate complex emotions are a perfect match for Chiwetel’s charisma and approach,” he said.

Clarke is also attached to executive produce the film.

Fionnuala Jamison, managing director of MK2 Films who will market the film worldwide, described “The Pod Generation” as “a near-future thriller with a unique female character. enjoy it as much as it pleases.”

The film, Jamison said, also raises “important questions about where technology will take us, like when the womb changed, what’s next.” ?” The picture is created by Yann Zenou for Paris-based shingle Quad (“The Death of Stalin”) and Genevieve Lemal for Scope, the banner from Prague behind films like “Blue is the Warmest Color” and the “Annette” was recently released. .

Andrij Parekh, known for his work on the HBO series “Succession” and “Scenes from a Marriage”, will be the cinematographer on “The Pod Generation”. Shooting is expected to begin in March 2022.


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