First look at The Crown's Claire Foy in new movie Women Talking

Photo credit: Mike Marsland - Getty Images
Photo credit: Mike Marsland - Getty Images

The Crown actress Claire Foy appears as an abused Mennonite in the first image from the upcoming movie Women Talking.

Jessie Buckley (Fargo), Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Ben Whishaw (This is Going to Hurt) round off the film's glorious cast – some of whom can be spotted in the promo photo below.

Although this adaptation of Miriam Toews's 2018 novel still doesn't have an official release date, attendees of next month's Toronto International Film Festival and New York Film Festival have a chance to catch it on the big screen.

Photo credit: United Artists Releasing
Photo credit: United Artists Releasing

Written and directed by Sarah Polley (Take This Waltz), Women Talking follows a group of ladies from a religious community who have been sexually assaulted.

New York Fashion Week's breakdown teased: "Sarah Polley brings ferocious honesty and restrained urgency to her screen adaptation of Miriam Toews's acclaimed novel about of a group of women from a remote religious community dealing with the aftermath of sexual assault perpetrated by the colony's men.

"A film of ideas brought to life by Polley's imaginative direction and a superb, fine-tuned ensemble cast. Women Talking is a deep and searching exploration of self-determination, group responsibility, faith, and forgiveness, philosophically engaging and emotionally rich in equal measure."

Photo credit: A24
Photo credit: A24

Buckley, who was nominated for her first (of what's sure to be many) Oscar this year, has previous experience in this territory.

In the dark folk-horror Men, which dropped earlier this year, she portrayed a character named Harper who'd been the victim of male gaslighting before escaping to the countryside.

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