By MICHAEL GINGOLD
The project is one of the buzzier titles being launched at the current virtual Cannes marketplace.
Variety reports that Foy, an award-winner for her role in Netflix’s THE CROWN, will star in DUST as “a young mother in 1930s Oklahoma. Trapped by increasingly stifling dust storms, she takes extreme measures to protect her family while haunted by her past.” Given the restrictions on production currently necessary during the pandemic, the film has been conceived as a small, self-contained project with limited locations and cast. Will Joines and Karrie Crouse, who won praise for their short film PILGRIM SONG, will direct from a screenplay by Crouse (TV’s WESTWORLD), which was developed at the Sundance Film Festival’s Writer’s Lab. Lucas Joaquin and Oscar nominee Alix Madigan (WINTER’S BONE) are producing.