The upcoming project will also bring together Dakota Johnson, Jessie Buckley, Peter Sarsgaard, and The Favourite’s Olivia Colman for the adaptation of Ferrante’s 2006 novel, which focuses on a middle-aged college professor (Colman) on a summer holiday at the seaside, reflecting on troubling memories of early motherhood.
“When I finished reading Elena Ferrante’s The Lost Daughter, I felt that something secret and true had been said out loud,” Gyllenhaal toldDeadline back in February. “And I was both disturbed and comforted by that. I immediately thought how much more intense the experience would be in a movie theatre, with other people around.”
Since earning an Emmy nomination for his role in Normal People, Mescal has also cropped up in a music video for The Rolling Stones, and last month he appeared in the four-part psychological thriller The Deceived (watch the trailer here).