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foe better or worse Saoirse Ronan and Paul Mescal to star as married couple in new sci-fi/horror movie Foe

The pair will star in the movie based on the book Foe by Iain Reid

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Paul Mescal is to star alongside Saoirse Ronan in Foe

Paul Mescal is to star alongside Saoirse Ronan in Foe

Paul Mescal is to star alongside Saoirse Ronan in Foe

Saoirse Ronan and Paul Mescal are to star in a new sci-fi movie playing a married couple.

The film will be based on the sci-fi/horror novel written by Iain Reid which was published in 2018.

The story follows Junior, who lives with his wife Hen, on a farm while the planet slowly decays. However he is told he must move to a space station orbiting the Earth for two years, and while he is gone, a biomechanical duplicate of himself will stay with Hen.

The flick is to be directed by Australian Gareth Davis (Top of the Lake, Lion).

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Saoirse Ronan in will play the character of 'Hen' in Foe

Saoirse Ronan in will play the character of 'Hen' in Foe

Saoirse Ronan in will play the character of 'Hen' in Foe

Speaking to Deadline, he said: “I’ve been on the hunt to do something in sci-fi, it was always on my bucket list, and also to find material I could make an actor’s piece with a Cassavetian level of performance.

“I read Foe and could not put it down. It’s incredibly suspenseful, very moving and dealt with sci-fi in a most grounded way that spoke to where we are heading as a society, with a lot of the questions we all have, explored in a profound way.

“And the love story just broke my heart, this story of self-determination, fighting for the things that are most precious in our lives, and reminding audiences that this time we have here is precious and the way we treat each other is the way we need to be treating the planet.”

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