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Amazon Nearing Rights Deal for Emerald Fennell’s Next Film Saltburn

According to Deadline, Amazon Studios is currently in the final negotiations to acquire the global rights to Oscar-winning filmmaker Emerald Fennell’s next directorial feature, Saltburn. The project will be led by Oscar nominee Rosamund Pike, Euphoria breakout Jacob Elordi, and Eternals star Barry Keoghan, and is set to begin filming this summer in the UK.

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Saltburn will be directed by Emerald Fennell. It will reportedly be a story of obsession, centering around a grand aristocratic English family. The project will be produced by Fennell along with Josey McNamara, Tom Ackerley, and Margot Robbie through LuckyChap Entertainment.

Fennell gained recognition for her feature-length directorial debut Promising Young Woman, which was led by Carey Mulligan. For her work in the 2020 film, The Crown alum won an Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay out of three nominations. She is currently in production for Greta Gerwig’s live-action Barbie film.

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Pike is best known for her acclaimed performance in David Fincher’s 2014 psychological thriller Gone Girl, which earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress. For her performance in the black comedy thriller I Care a Lot, she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy.  She will next be seen in the upcoming second season of Prime Video’s fantasy series The Wheel of Time.


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