Jodie Comer lines up next lead movie role

Jodie Comer looks to have landed her next lead movie role, with the star set to join The Last Disturbance of Madeline Hynde.

As per Deadline, the Killing Eve star is being earmarked to lead Kenneth Branagh’s latest project, which is described as a “contemporary psychological thriller.”

Details on the project remain scarce, though Branagh is set to both pen the script and direct the film. He will also re-team with the crew from Belfast, which won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

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The film is another high-profile upcoming project for Comer, who will soon be seen alongside Tom Hardy and Austin Butler in Jeff Nichols’s The Bikeriders. The star also recently signed up for 28 Years Later, Danny Boyle’s anticipated sequel to 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later.

Comer’s most recent project was The End We Start From, a survival thriller which saw the star play a mother aiming to travel across a submerged England with her newborn baby, with the hope of reuniting with her family.

Following the film’s release, Comer spoke exclusively to Digital Spy about the challenges during filming, revealing that the biggest task was to create a portrayal of motherhood that was “truthful.”

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“When you read a script and within the first scene, it's a labour scene, and it's not quick, it's extensive,” she began. “We wanted to be thorough with that depiction. When I think about the physicality of being pregnant. I'm not a mother, so there are many instincts and knowledge that I didn't have.

“It was about making sure that I kind of dealt with that. I really love that when I think about the labour scene, the conversations we would have about breath, and where you feel it in the body. It was attention to detail we really wanted, and we really strived towards, and achieved.”

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