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Chestnut Release Date, Cast, Plot - What We Know So Far

A drama film about a queer love triangle is currently in the works, with "Stranger Things" cast member Natalia Dyer at the center.

Variety has reported that the new film, titled "Chestnut," comes from up and coming director Jac Cron, in what will be her first theatrical film. The film is being produced by Lizzie Shapiro — who recently produced another queer film, 2020's "Shiva Baby," as well as 2019's "Mickey and the Bear" — and Lexi Tannenholtz ("Get Money"). "Chestnut" will also feature a score by Keegan DeWitt, who has worked as a composer on a number of notable shows and films, such as the Apple TV+ series "Kevin Can F**k Himself," Hulu's "A Teacher" and the 2020 sci-fi romantic drama "Little Fish" (via IMDB).

According to Variety, "Chestnut" gets its name from the "the epicenter of queer culture in Philadelphia," where the project was also shot on location.

Here's everything else we know so far about "Chestnut."

When will Chestnut be released?

Currently, there's no specific release date announced yet for "Chestnut," but Variety has reported that the film is looking at an early 2022 festival premiere. The project also wrapped up filming this month, which makes the goal of an early 2022 release totally feasible — although, if it premieres at a festival, it may be a bit longer until a wider audience is able to check out the film.

What we do know for sure is that director Jac Cron is incredibly excited about the film wrapping up — and she is expressing so on social media. Cron took to Instagram to post a slew of photos from the set, writing, "we made a movie. eternal gratitude and love for everyone who put their heart and soul into this. what a special thing we did together. thank you always."

She also posted the Variety news article to Twitter and wrote, "pretty surreal, but it's real. we made a movie. eternally grateful; my heart is full."

Who will be in Chestnut?

As mentioned before, Natalia Dyer of "Stranger Things" is at the center of the queer love triangle of "Chestnut." Her two love interests, per Variety, are played by actors Rachel Keller and Danny Ramirez. Other than starring on the aforementioned streaming hit, Dyer recently had a supporting role in the 2021 Netflix psychological horror, "Things Heard & Seen" and starred in 2019's "Yes, God, Yes." She is also reprising her role in the upcoming fourth season of "Stranger Things," which is set to premiere sometime in 2022. Keller, meanwhile, recently starred in the second season of the true crime anthology series, "Dirty John," as well as the FX series, "Legion." And Ramirez recently portrayed the character of Joaquin Torres on "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier."

According to IMDb, two other actors have been confirmed — Caleb Eberhardt and Chella Man. Eberhardt recently appeared in 2021's "Judas and the Black Messiah" and 2020's "What We Found." Man has just one other acting credit prior to "Chestnut," as he portrayed "Jericho" in the HBO Max series, "Titans."

What will Chestnut be about?

Per Variety, "Chestnut" focuses on a recent college graduate, played by Natalia Dyer, who finds herself enveloped in not one but two summer romances following her graduation — one with a man and one with a woman, played by Danny Ramirez and Rachel Keller, respectively.

This short synopsis is all we know about the plot so far, leaving us to speculate on what to expect until we receive a trailer or more information on "Chestnut." Considering that we do know our young lead unexpectedly falls into two romantic entanglements, we can likely expect some messy decisions and maneuvers as she navigates her feelings toward her two love interests. And like in most romantic movies, we can likely expect some endearing misunderstandings will be getting in the way of our protagonist's happiness.

We'll just have to wait until more details are revealed about "Chestnut," but we can't wait to see how this queer love triangle plays out on screen.