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“UNSANE’s” Claire Foy faces more psychological horror in “DUST”

Monday, June 22, 2020 | News

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.​

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.