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Paul Mescal is set to star in an Irish psychological thriller from A24

Fans of indie films and handsome men can, at last, sleep easy

In a dream collab, Paul Mescal is set to star in a forthcoming A24 psychological drama film, titled God’s Creatures.

As reported by Deadline, the film is set in an Irish fishing village and tells the story of a mother (played by Emily Watson) who lies to protect her son (Mescal), exploring the disastrous impact this lie has on her family and community.

The Normal People star joins Aisling Franciosi, Declan Conlon, Marion O’Dwyer, and Toni O’Rourke in the cast, while Saela Davis and Anna Rose Holmer are directing – their first time taking on the role as a duo, after working together on 2015’s The Fits. The screenplay is written by Shane Crowley, with Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly also collaborating on the story.

Mescal has been busy since the TV adaptation of Sally Rooney’s stellar novel dropped last year. As well as starring in four-part psychological thriller, The Deceived, the actor has joined Dakota Johnson and Olivia Colman in the cast of Maggie Gyllenhaal’s upcoming film, The Lost Daughter.

There’s no news on the premiere date for God’s Creatures yet – though the film is currently in production – but you can satiate your Paul Mescal desires by watching him read an extract from Normal People here.