First look at Jodie Comer in new movie with Benedict Cumberbatch

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Photo credit: Stuart C. Wilson - Getty Images
Photo credit: Stuart C. Wilson - Getty Images

The first look at Jodie Comer's new film The End We Start From has been unveiled.

Based on the novel of the same name by Megan Hunter, the film is being directed by BAFTA winner Mahalia Belo and written by Succession's Alice Birch.

Benedict Cumberbatch, previously revealed to be an executive producer, has also been confirmed to be starring in the movie.

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Photo credit: PrSupplied/ANIKA MOLNAR

Katherine Waterston and Mark Strong are among the other stars, alongside Joel Fry, Gina McKee, and Nina Sosanya.

The End We Start From is described as a "powerful hopeful story about the trials and joys of new motherhood in the midst of devastating floods that swallow up the city of London".

The plot synopsis reads: "When an environmental crisis sees London submerged by flood waters, a young family is torn apart in the chaos. As a woman and her new-born try to find their way home, the profound novelty of motherhood is brought into sharp focus in this dystopian portrayal of family survival and hope."

Comer said of her role: "My character is ordinary and extraordinary, both her very personal life and the world around her have been turned upside down and she is dealing with the unknown at every turn.

"Her story is about the quiet heroics of determination, devotion, bravery and love."

Photo credit: Stuart C. Wilson - Getty Images
Photo credit: Stuart C. Wilson - Getty Images

Elsewhere, Comer's West End play Prima Facie recently set an impressive record – becoming the highest-grossing event cinema release ever, taking in £4.47 million.

The one-woman show, written by Susie Miller, will move to Broadway in the US.

In Prima Facie, the Killing Eve star plays a barrister who specialises in defending rapists, though has her perspective changed when she is raped.

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