game of ThronesStar Emilia Clarke and Oscar-nominated actor Chiwetel Ejiofor are teaming up for pod generation, a feature film billed as a science-fiction romantic comedy.
The film will be directed by Sophie Barthes, who is known for films cold soulsAnd madam bovary.
According to Variety, Clarke and Ejiofor will play Rachel and Elvie, respectively, a New York couple eager to start a family.
“Rachel’s work gives them the opportunity to use a new tool developed by a tech giant, Pegasus, to provide couples with the opportunity to share pregnancies on a more equal footing through detachable artificial inseminations, or pods.
“Elvie, a botanist and devoted purist, is skeptical, but his love for Rachel prompts him to take a leap of faith. And thus begins the wild ride of parenthood in this brave new world,” the film’s official Reads the logline.
Barthes said working with Clarke and Ejiofor as a couple on screen is a dream come true.
“Emilia’s versatility, her malleable sense of humor and ability to navigate complex emotions, are the perfect match for Chiwetel’s charisma and extraordinary screen presence,” she said.
Clarke is also joined by the film’s executive producer.
MK2 Films managing director Fionnuella Jamieson, who will sell the film globally, is described as pod generationAs a “tempting tale of a near-future with a distinctly feminine twist that really haunts as much as it entertains.”
The film, Jamison said, “also raises ethical questions about where technology is taking us, such as once the womb has been modified, what’s next?” The film is produced by Yan Zenou for the Paris-based Shingle Quad (Stalin’s death) and Genevieve Lemmel for Scope, behind the banners from Prague blue is the warmest Colourand recently released Annette.
Andries Parekh, known for his work in the HBO series successionAnd a wedding sceneWill work as Cinematographer pod generation.
Shooting is expected to begin in March 2022.