Claire Foy Lands Lead Role In Psychological Horror Movie Dust

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The last time we got to see Claire Foy on our screens and in the movie theater was when she played Janet Armstrong in First Man, as well as Lisbeth Salander in The Girl in the Spider‘s Web. Although, she is, of course, best known for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in season one and two of Netflix‘s The Crown.

This was back in 2017 and 2018, respectively, and way too long ago for the fans.  A thought, the actress seems to share with her fans. After her hiatus, the British actress has landed a new role and the genre of the upcoming movie sounds like new territory for her:

Deadline has reported that Claire Foy has been cast in the movie Dust.

The movie will be set in the 1930‘s in Oklahoma during a horrible dust storm. Foy will be playing a young mother, who will get trapped by the storms with her family. She takes extreme measures to protect her family while also being haunted by her past, which leads her to believe that her family is threatened by a mysterious presence.

Dust is a psychological horror movie, which reminds me a little of Foy‘s movie Unsane, a horror movie as well, in which she played Sawyer Valentini, who was being held in a mental institution against her will and who insisted that her stalker was still following her around.

Dust will be produced by Alix Madigan (Winter‘s Bone) of Mad Dog Films, along with Lucas Joaquin (Love is Strange) of Secret Engine and which will be directed by Will Joins and Karrie Crouse (Westworld). Crouse wrote the script of the movie, which was developed at the Sundance Writer’s Lab.

The movie is currently being introduced by Mad River International at the virtual Cannes market.

Fans, however, won’t have to wait until Dust is being picked up at Cannes, in order to see Foy on their screens again. Up next, she will star alongside Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Doctor Strange) in Louis Wain.

Anna Hattingen