Focus Features has set the Promising Young Woman release date for Friday, April 17, 2020 domestically in North America. Universal Pictures International will release internationally, excluding Australia, New Zealand, Benelux, Israel, Greece, Middle East, CIS, and South Africa.
From visionary director Emerald Fennell (Killing Eve) comes a delicious new take on revenge. Everyone said Cassie (Carey Mulligan) was a promising young woman… until a mysterious event abruptly derailed her future. But nothing in Cassie’s life is what it appears to be: she’s wickedly smart, tantalizingly cunning, and she’s living a secret double life by night. Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a chance to right the wrongs of the past in this thrilling and wildly entertaining story.
Promising Young Woman is directed and written by Emerald Fennell (Killing Eve) and stars Carey Mulligan, Laverne Cox, and Bo Burnham along with an ensemble cast that includes Alison Brie, Connie Britton, Jennifer Coolidge, Max Greenfield, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chris Lowell, Sam Richardson, Molly Shannon, and Clancy Brown. Fennell produced along with Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley, and Josey McNamara for LuckyChap Entertainment and Ben Browning and Ashley Fox for FilmNation Entertainment.
“I am beyond excited to be working with so many impossibly talented and wonderful people on Promising Young Woman,” said Fennell previously about the film. “Frankly, I feel lucky to be allowed anywhere in the vicinity of so many geniuses, and I can’t wait to bring this twisted tale to life.”
The filmmakers also include production designer Michael Perry (Under the Silver Lake, Killer Elite), costume designer Nancy Steiner (Twin Peaks, The Killing of a Sacred Deer) and director of photography Benjamin Kracun (Beast, The Tunnel).