Succession and Locke & Key stars join Cat Person movie adaptation

·2-min read
Photo credit: Craig Barritt - Getty Images
Photo credit: Craig Barritt - Getty Images

Succession's Nicholas Braun and Locke & Key star Emilia Jones have signed up to co-star in new psychological thriller movie, Cat Person.

The film is based on the short story of the same title by Kristen Roupenian, which appeared in The New Yorker in 2017 and went on to become the magazine's most downloaded fiction of the year.

Cat Person introduces us to 20-year-old college student Margot and 34-year-old Robert, a man who visits the cinema where Margot works. The pair strike up a friendship over text after their initial meeting at the cinema but their in-person encounters prove to be rather more awkward.

Photo credit: Craig Barritt - Getty Images
Photo credit: Craig Barritt - Getty Images

Related: Succession season 3 – everything you need to know

Margot eventually agrees to go on a date with Robert but their night together soon causes their relationship to take a turn.

Variety reports that Braun and Jones will lead the cast of the upcoming movie adaptation. Braun plays Greg Hirsch in HBO drama Succession, while he has also starred in movies such as The Big Ugly and Zola.

Jones is best known for her role as Kinsey Locke in supernatural drama Locke & Key and she has previously taken on roles in series including Wolf Hall and Doctor Who.

The Flight Attendant director Susanna Fogel will be on directing duties for the movie, while Masters of Sex writer Michelle Ashford is penning the script.

Photo credit: @emiliajonesy - Instagram
Photo credit: @emiliajonesy - Instagram

Related: Locke & Key season 2 on Netflix – everything you need to know

Teasing the movie, Fogel said: "Using Kristen's excruciatingly well-observed short story about the horrors of dating as the jumping off point for an actual genre film, Cat Person will explore the hellscape of modern romance and the idea that we have all been the villain in someone else's story, and the victim in others."

Cat Person currently has no confirmed release date.

The short story sparked some intense conversation online when it was released, making us even more keen to see how the film develops the story.

This month, Digital Spy Magazine counts down the 50 greatest LGBTQ+ TV characters since the Stonewall riots. Read every issue now with a 1-month free trial, only on Apple News+.

Interested in Digital Spy's weekly newsletter? Sign up to get it sent straight to your inbox – and don't forget to join our Watch This Facebook Group for daily TV recommendations and discussions with other readers.

You Might Also Like

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting