Emilia Clarke, Chiwetel Ejiofor to headline The Pod Generation

Sophie Barthes will be directing the film that features Clarke and Ejiofor as Rachel and Alvy, a New York couple who are looking forward to starting a family

author_img PTI Published :  27th October 2021 05:41 PM   |   Published :   |  27th October 2021 05:41 PM
Chiwetel Ejiofor (left) and Emilia Clarke

Chiwetel Ejiofor (left) and Emilia Clarke

Actors Emilia Clarke, Chiwetel Ejiofor are teaming up for the upcoming sci-fi romantic comedy, The Pod Generation.

Madame Bovary filmmaker Sophie Barthes will be directing the film that features Clarke and Ejiofor as Rachel and Alvy, a New York couple who are looking forward to starting a family.

"Rachel's work gives them a chance to use a new tool developed by a tech giant, Pegasus, which offers couples the opportunity to share pregnancy on a more equal footing via detachable artificial wombs, or pods. Alvy, a botanist and devoted purist, has doubts, but his love for Rachel prompts him to take a leap of faith. And so begins the wild ride to parenthood in this brave new world," reads the official logline of the film.

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Referring to working with Clarke and Ejiofor as a "dream come true", Barthes said, "Emilia's versatility, her disarming sense of humor and capacity to navigate complex emotions are a perfect match to Chiwetel's charisma and extraordinary screen presence."

Clarke will also serve as executive producer of the project, which has Succession-fame Andrij Parekh onboard as the cinematographer. The film is expected to go on floors in March 2022.

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