According to Deadline, breakout Euphoria star Hunter Schafer has been tapped to join the cast of A24’s forthcoming pop music melodrama Mother Mary. She will be join previously announced leading stars Anne Hathaway and Emmy winner Michaela Coel. Schafer is set to play the role of Hilda, described as the assistant of Coel’s fashion designer character, Sam.
Schafer will also next be seen in Lionsgate’s forthcoming Hunger Games prequel The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, slated to debut this November 17. This marks the 24-year-old model/actress’ first major movie project following Euphoria’s HBO success.
Who’s Involved in A24’s Mother Mary?
Mother Mary will be written and directed by David Lowery, who previously collaborated with A24 on 2021’s medieval fantasy The Green Knight. The drama will also feature original music written and produced by Jack Antonoff and Charlie XCX, with Daniel Hart also signing on to compose the score.
The film will be produced by Lowery, Toby Halbrooks, James M. Johnston, Jeanie Igoe, Jonas Katzenstein, Maximilian Leo, and Jonathan Saubach. Filming will take place in Germany.
Hathaway gained recognition for her iconic roles in The Princess Diaries, Ella Enchanted, The Devil Wears Prada, Interstellar, and Ocean’s 8. For her performance in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical Les Misérables, she won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.
As for Coel, she received critical acclaim for her work in the HBO drama I May Destroy You as a creator, writer, and leading star. She recently made her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, where she played Dora Milaje warrior Aneka.