Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy & Anton Yelchin Set For Thriller ‘Thoroughbred’

EXCLUSIVE: June Pictures and B Story are saddling up for a May start on Thoroughbred, a psychological thriller that marks the directorial debut of playwright-screenwriter Cory Finley. Olivia Cooke, who stars later this year in Ready Player One, stars with Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) and Green Room‘s Anton Yelchin. Financed by June Pictures, the film focuses on a volatile friendship between two suburban teenage girls who discover that a murder might solve both of their problems.

June’s Alex Saks and Andrew Duncan are producing with B Story’s Kevin J. Walsh, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. B Story’s Ryan Stowell will executive produce. The picture will shoot on the East Coast.

anya taylor joyJune Pictures, which Duncan and Saks launched as a portfolio company of IGX LLC, previously set a summer start date for The Florida Project, which marks Tangerine helmer Sean Baker’s next film; the company’s first film is Operator, which premiered at SXSW. The recently completed Dude is in postproduction.

Image (1) Anton-Yelchin__140423214121.jpg for post 718944B Story’s Faxon and Rash, who most recently wrote and directed The Way Way Back, won the Adapted Screenplay Oscar with Alexander Payne for The Descendants. Walsh’s latest, the Kenneth Lonergan-directed Manchester By The Sea, was acquired in a splashy Sundance deal by Amazon and Roadside Attractions and releases November 18.

Cooke is repped by Grandview, Gersh, Shepherd Management and attorney Gretchen Rush; Taylor-Joy by CAA, Troika and Felker Toczek; Yelchin is CAA and attorney David Weber and Finley is repped by ICM Partners. ICM Partners will rep domestic rights to the film.

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