- Film & TV
- 07 Jan 21
31-year-old Kerry actress Buckley will also feature in a new version of 'Romeo and Juliet' for television.
According to Deadline, Irish actress Jessie Buckley has been tapped to star in Alex Garland's new sci-fi film Men alongside Rory Kinnear.
Set in the UK, "the film follows a young woman who goes on a solo vacation to the English countryside after the death of her ex-husband.”
Garland is currently seeking to find Buckley’s co-star for the movie, but Buckley’s role “quickly became one of the sought after parts for some of the town’s rising stars.”
Buckley is one of Ireland's most exciting rising stars following her eye-catching work in films like Wild Rose, Misbehaviour, the upcoming The Courier and TV roles in Fargo and Chernobyl.
She also appeared in Charlie Kaufman's quirky 2020 Netflix movie I’m Thinking of Ending Things. Kinnear is set to reprise his role as Bill Tanner in the latest James Bond film No Time to Die and was most recently seen in Penny Dreadful: City of Angels.
Garland is known for his work on Ex Machina and Annihilation - the latter starring Natalie Portman.
Sci-fi stunner Ex Machina - starring Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander and Oscar Issac - earned Garland an Oscar nomination for original screenplay, on top of raking in €30 million at the box office.
Garland’s other works include The Beach (writing the novel, adapted for the 2000 Leonardo DiCaprio-starring film), Dredd, Never Let Me Go and 28 Days Later.
With A24 backing the film, Garland may be able to begin shooting sooner rather than later. His regular collaborator Scott Rudin will produce the project alongside Eli Bush, Andrew MacDonald and Allon Reich.