Jessie Buckley and Riz Ahmed are set to star opposite each other in Christos Nikou’s upcoming sci-fi romance feature Fingernails.
Jessie Buckley and Riz Ahmed Set to Star Opposite Each Other in Christos Nikou’s Upcoming Sci-Fi Romance Movie Nails. The film will mark the Greek filmmaker’s English-language feature debut following his directorial debut with the well-received 2020 comedy-drama Apples. Nails would take place in a surreal world where a test has been discovered that measures whether couples are truly in love. To help couples succeed, institutes of love have been opened to guide them.
Now, Deadline reported that Jessie Buckley and Riz Ahmed have been tapped to play lead roles in the film, which is currently in development at FilmNation Entertainment, the studio behind acclaimed titles such as 2016’s Arrival and 2021 spencer. Director Christos Nikou wrote the screenplay with his Apples co-writer Stavros Raptis and Sam Steiner. Cate Blanchett’s production company Dirty Films will co-produce the film alongside FilmNation. A release date has yet to be announced for the film.
The film was originally supposed to star Carey Mulligan, but the Promising young woman The actress was forced to abandon the project. However, with Jessie Buckley’s recent on-screen credits, which include the 2020s I’m thinking of ending things and an Oscar-nominated performance for 2021 The lost girl his casting might turn out to be a stroke of genius. As for Ahmed, the British-Pakistani actor received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for the 2020s. The Sound of Metal. Nails offers a unique premise and the casting of Buckley and Ahmed promises an intriguing and talented team.
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