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The Governesses - What We Know So Far

Uber-popular production company A24 has greenlit an intriguing new project starring "Voyagers" actor Lily-Rose Depp, "Squid Game" alum Hoyeon, and "The Worst Person in the World" star Renate Reinsve. It shouldn't come as a surprise that A24 has brought in three actors very much aligned with the zeitgeist for their next feature. What is surprising, however, is that these three particular people — all rapidly-rising stars in their own right — are coming together for the same movie.

Depp is arguably the most well-known and well-established of the trio. After her breakout roles in two Kevin Smith-directed features ("Tusk," then "Yoga Hosers"), she went on to star opposite Timothée Chalamet in the Netflix historical epic "The King" and later, alongside Tye Sheridan in the sci-fi thriller "Voyagers. Next, she's slated to appear in the upcoming HBO series "The Idol," created by The Weekend and "Euphoria" showrunner Sam Levinson.

Likewise, Korean actress Hoyeon is still hot off her SAG Award-winning performance as Kang Sae-byeok in "Squid Game" (via People). With so much cachet, it makes sense she has signed on to star alongside Cate Blanchett in the forthcoming TV project "Disclaimer," per Deadline. Meanwhile, Reisve was nominated at Cannes 2021 and the 2022 BAFTAs for her role in "The Worst Person in the World," with her gripping performance helping propel her to international recognition.

Though it's still early days for this new A24 project, a good deal of information on the film's plot and cast has been revealed. Here is what we know so far.

Depp, Hoyeon, and Reinsve will lead A24's The Governesses

Reported by Deadline in early April, A24 has locked down Lily-Rose Depp, Hoyeon, and Renate Reinsve to star in "The Governesses," an exciting (and adult-themed) story of three governesses who act as a force of change in their employer's household. As Deadline puts it, the titular trio "upend the household they work in — inspiriting the minds of the boys in their care, igniting the imaginations of the bohemian couple who employ them, and abandoning their charges for erotic adventures."

The movie's plot appears to, by and large, follow Anne Serre's novel of the same name from which it is adapted. Per a 2018 review of the book from The New York Times, "The Governesses" follows the three governesses (Inès, Laura, and Eléonore), whose suggestive and carefree antics repeatedly disrupt the mundanity of life both inside and outside the family household. Unfortunately, no information exists on which of the governesses Depp, Hoyeon, and Reinsve will play.

According to Deadline, Joe Talbot will direct the film. This is his second project in collaboration with A24 following the acclaimed "The Last Black Man in San Francisco." Talbot co-adapted Serre's novel with poet and writer Olivia Gatewood. "The Governesses" is co-financed by BBC Film and A24, the latter of which is also responsible for the film's global release. Producers on this project include Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe of Element Pictures, along with Rob Richert of Talbot's Longshot Features and Angus Lamont.

A24 has yet to reveal a release date for the project, though there are plans to film in Spain at an unspecified time in the future.