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Pitch Perfect star Anna Kendrick has landed the leading role in Alice, Darling, Deadline reports.

Starring alongside Kendrick in the film is Loki star Wunmi Mosaku as well as Kaniehtiio Horn (Possessor) and Charlie Carrick (The Power).

Alice, Darling follows the life of Alice (Kendrick) and sees her behaving in a strange way as she keeps details about her boyfriend (Carrick) hidden from her two best friends (Mosaku and Horn).

Things intensify for the friendship group when they take a girl's trip out of town and a local girl goes missing. Alice's secrets will come to the surface when her boyfriend shows up on the getaway unannounced.

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Photo credit: Steve Granitz/WireImage - Getty Images

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Alice, Darling is currently in production and is being filmed on location in Canada. Mary Nighy is directing the project as her feature film directorial debut.

In a statement, Nighy mentioned that Alice, Darling is about "control" and praised the talented cast that will work on the film with her.

"Alice, Darling is a subtle, nuanced story about coercion and control. As a director, I couldn’t wish for a better cast of talented actors and creatives to bring this important story to life," Nighy explained.

"The chemistry between Anna Kendrick, Wunmi Mosaku, and Kaniehtiio Horn as the three friends is a joy to see."

Photo credit: Ernesto Distefano - Getty Images
Photo credit: Ernesto Distefano - Getty Images

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The Alice, Darling script has been penned by Alanna Francis (The Rest of Us) with Kendrick also serving as an executive producer.

Lionsgate VP for Acquisitions and Co-Productions, Lauren Bixby also said of the movie: "Alice, Darling is just the kind of film we are looking to champion at Lionsgate, a captivating psychological thriller with three strong women at the center. We are excited to support this amazing female-led team of filmmakers and diverse cast."

There is currently no set release date for Alice, Darling.

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