American Horror Story star lands next lead movie role

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Note: The following article contains discussion of sexual misconduct.

Taissa Farmiga has secured a huge lead role in an upcoming drama film.

The American-Ukrainian actress is set to star in a Uri Singer movie called Anna, telling the story of a Ukrainian immigrant in the US.

It's directed by Dekel Berenson and based on his 2019 short, which was a hit at Cannes on its release.

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According to Deadline, the film is a coming-of-age drama, in which Ukrainian immigrant Anna (Farmiga) is training to become a US Army sergeant.

"After weeks at the military base, and as the Russian forces prepare to invade her home country, she's sexually assaulted by another army officer," the synopsis reads. "After returning to the base, she struggles to complete her course as she reconsiders her values, identity and place in an American army and society that's not fighting for her, too."

Taissa is definitely booked and busy this year, and is likely to return as Miss Gladys Russell for the second season of The Gilded Age, a history drama set in 19th century New York and created by Downton Abbey's Julian Fellowes.

Living up to her scream queen creds, she also started filming on horror sequel The Nun 2 at the end of last year, returning as Sister Irene to get back into some supernatural demon fighting action.

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Most importantly, she isn't against returning to American Horror Story one day, previously telling Digital Spy: "It's such a hard question to answer because American Horror Story is just a part of who I am.

"I played Violet when I was 17 when I was first getting into acting, and I was discovering myself. So whenever anyone mentions Horror Story, it's like: 'Ah, it's a bit of home.'

Anna is yet to receive a release window.

If you've been affected by the issues raised in this story, you can access more information from Rape Crisis England and Wales, who work towards the elimination of all forms of sexual violence and sexual misconduct, on their website or by calling the National Rape Crisis Helpline on 0808 802 9999. Rape Crisis Scotland's helpline number is 08088 01 03 02.

Readers in the US are encouraged to contact RAINN, or the National Sexual Assault Hotline on 800-656-4673.

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