Images give the first look at Foe, a sci-fi thriller starring Saoirse Ronan that has an October release date

Vanity Fair has unveiled the first batch of images from the upcoming sci-fi thriller Foe – and while doing so, also revealed that the film is set to receive a theatrical release on October 6th! The images can be found at the bottom of this article and feature characters played by Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird), Paul Mescal (Normal People), and Aaron Pierre (The Underground Railroad).

Garth Davis (Lion) directed Foe from a screenplay he wrote with author Iain Reid, based on Reid’s novel of the same name. (You can pick up a copy of Foe at THIS LINK.) This is the second film adaptation of a Reid novel, following Charlie Kaufman’s version of I’m Thinking of Ending Things, which was released through the Netflix streaming service in 2020.

This “taut, sensual, psychological mind-bender” is set in the near future, where corporate power and environmental decay are ravaging the planet. Junior and Hen are a young couple married seven years and living a solitary life on their isolated farm. One night, a stranger named Terrance knocks on their door, bringing news that throws their lives into turmoil: Junior has been randomly selected to travel to a large, experimental space station orbiting Earth. The most unusual part? Arrangements have already been made so that when he leaves, Hen won’t have a chance to miss him, because she won’t be left alone — not even for a moment. Hen will have familiar company that pushes her to make a life-changing decision.

Ronan plays Hen, with Mescal as Junior and Pierre as Terrance.

Davis is producing the film through his I Am That shingle. Kerry Kohansky-Roberts of AC Studios and Emile Sherman and Iain Canning of See-Saw Films are also producing. Reid and Samantha Lang serve as executive producers, while Libby Sharpe is co-producer. Foe is an Anonymous Content Studios production.

I haven’t seen the movie version of I’m Thinking of Ending Things yet, but the book fell apart for me in a major way toward the end. I haven’t read Foe, but it sounds interesting. I’ll check it out in hopes that it will hold together better for me than the other Reid novel did.

To hear some details about the process of making Foe, click over to Vanity Fair. To see the first look images, just keep scrolling down.

Are you interested in Foe? Will you be heading out to see the movie when the October release date arrives? Let us know by leaving a comment!


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