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Will PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN lift Carey Mulligan to gold this year?

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent

She’s won BAFTA awards and other industry accolades, but hasn't gone beyond Oscar Nominee yet; so will 2021 ring in the gold for Carey Mulligan for PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN? With a special 48-hour at home rental period on Jan. 15, the Focus Features film has already generated noise in an odd year for Award Season.

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Margot Robbie (BOMBSHELL) is a producer for PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN, which is directed by KILLING EVE’s Emerald Fennell. (Tom Ackerley, Robbie's husband, is also listed as a producer on this project.)

In fact, one of the costumes echoes Margot Robbie’s Suicide Squad signature look and feel.

It’s a payback-is-a-bitch story with a sinister uplifting tone.

Sneak a peek the film here…

 

What Focus says about PYW

From visionary director Emerald Fennell (Killing Eve) comes a delicious new take on revenge. Everyone said Cassie (Carey Mulligan) was a promising young woman... until a mysterious event abruptly derailed her future.  PYW1sht2021

But nothing in Cassie’s life is what it appears to be: she’s wickedly smart, tantalizingly cunning, and she’s living a secret double life by night.  Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a chance to right the wrongs of the past in this thrilling and wildly entertaining story.  

Written and Directed by Emerald Fennell

Produced by Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley, Josey McNamara, Ben Browning, Ashley Fox, Emerald Fennell

Starring Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Alison Brie, Connie Britton, Adam Brody, Jennifer Coolidge, Laverne Cox, Max Greenfield, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chris Lowell, Sam Richardson, Molly Shannon, Clancy Brown

Let's see if Carey Mulligan will finally be recognized for completing AN EDUCATION’s Best Actress Nom to graduate to the gold standard for PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN.

She’s overdue for Hollywood's highest nod.

But will this year push nom into a win?

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