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Michaela Coel: Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImageCharli XCX: Photography Gwen Trannoy, Styling Rebecca Perlmutar

Charli XCX and Michaela Coel team up for A24 ‘pop melodrama’ Mother Mary

Directed by David Lowery, the ‘epic’ stars Anne Hathaway and Michaela Coel as a famed musician and iconic fashion designer

David Lowery’s A Ghost Story was a slow, supernatural meditation on love and loss, and his 2021 follow-up The Green Knight was a hallucinatory take on Arthurian legend. So what’s next? Well, an “epic pop melodrama” of course, which will see the director team up with acclaimed production company A24 once again.

Titled Mother Mary, the upcoming film will star Anne Hathaway as a fictional musician and I May Destroy You’s Michaela Coel as an “iconic fashion designer”. The plot is said to follow their relationship with each other (though it’s unclear, at the moment, whether this is romantic or they’re keeping it strictly business).

The Green Knight and A Ghost Story composer David Hart is returning to write the score, but Mother Mary will also include songs written and produced by some of pop’s biggest names IRL. Namely, Charli XCX – no stranger to an “epic pop melodrama” – and Jack Antonoff, producer for the likes of Lana Del Rey, Lorde, and Taylor Swift. Earlier this month, it was also reported that Charli contributed to the score for the Rachel Sennott high school sex comedy Bottoms.

A release date for Mother Mary is yet to be confirmed. According to the Hollywood Reporter, filming will take place in Germany later this year.