Fans of The Walking Dead know Pollyanna McIntosh as the sly Jadis. However, her talent doesn’t stop there. Pollyanna has finished filming her directorial debut, Darlin‘. As reported in Hollywood Reporter exclusive, MPI Media Group will be introducing the film at Cannes for potential buyers.
The film is a continuation of the Lucky McKee’s cult 2011 film, The Woman, which was co-written by McKee and the late,, great horror author Jack Ketchum. Pollyanna McIntosh stars as the lead character. Read on below for more details!
Found at a Catholic hospital, filthy, ferocious, feral teenager Darlin’ is whisked off to a care home run by The Bishop and his obedient nuns. There, she’s to be rehabilitated into a “good girl” as an example of the miraculous work of the church. But Darlin’ holds a secret darker than the “sins” she is threatened with. Plus she is not traveling alone. The Woman who raised her, equally fierce and feral, is ever present in the shadows of Darlin’s psyche and is determined to come for her no matter who tries to get in her way.
McIntosh reprises her role in Darlin’, appearing alongside Lauryn Canny (1,000 Times Good Night, Amber), Bryan Batt (Mad Men, 12 Years a Slave), Nora-Jane Noone (The Magdalene Sisters, The Descent, Brooklyn) and Cooper Andrews (The Walking Dead, Shazam, Halt and Catch Fire), as well as fellow The Walking Dead alumni Sabrina Gennarino and Thomas Francis Murphy.
Pollyanna McIntosh’s thoughts on Darlin’:
“I’m thrilled to present Darlin’ at a time when audiences are showing their love for entertaining, visceral social issue horror and are hungry for female voices. With Darlin’, I was blessed with a talented cast and crew, including our female leads, DP, location scout and editor, who all came to the project with such passion. It will be an honor to show their hard work, which made the movie the feast it is, and to introduce the enormous talent of young star Lauryn Canny to new audiences.”
With all this talent combined with the cult following of The Woman, I don’t see why this won’t be snatched up quickly at Cannes. Hopefully, we will get a chance to view this film soon! What do you think? Did you enjoy The Woman? Are you looking forward to Darlin’? Let us know below! Be sure to check out the trailer below for The Woman, in case you haven’t it yet.