A brand-new epic movie combining pop culture, fame, and fashion will star Michaela Coel and Anne Hathaway. David Lowery’s screenplay and direction of “Mother Mary” centers on a fictional pop star (Hathaway) and her romance with a legendary fashion designer (Coel). The A24 film will also feature original songs written and produced by pop legends Jack Antonoff and Charli XCX, who both contributed to “Bodies Bodies Bodies,” another A24 production, in 2022. On March 21, Deadline first reported the project; shortly thereafter, A24 confirmed it on Twitter.
Coel and Hathaway have both been extremely busy lately. “Eileen,” which made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January, stars Hathaway.
later this year, released. In February, she also had the world premiere of “She Came to Me” at the Berlin International Film Festival. In addition to “Mother Mary,” Hathaway stars in the upcoming thriller “Mother’s Instinct” starring Jessica Chastain and the Amazon Studios romantic comedy “The Idea of You.” About her role in “Mother Mary,” everyone is aware of Hathaway’s vocal prowess; in 2013, she received an Oscar for her performance in the “Les Misérables” movie.
Meanwhile, Coel appeared in 2022’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” and her character — one of Wakanda’s Midnight Angels — seems primed for a Disney+ spinoff. She also joined the upcoming “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” Amazon series, which stars Donald Glover and Maya Erskine. Coel won an Emmy in 2021 for her series “I May Destroy You,” which she starred in and wrote, as well as codirected some episodes for.
Lowery’s previous movies include 2021’s “The Green Knight,” starring Dev Patel; 2017’s “A Ghost Story,” starring Rooney Mara — which were both A24 films; and 2016’s “Pete’s Dragon” for Disney.
“Mother Mary” doesn’t have a release date yet, but filming it set to take place in Germany, as per Deadline.