Naomie Harris & Natalie Dormer To Star in Thriller ‘The Wasp’

The Wasp, the film adaptation of Morgan Lloyd Malcolm‘s psychological play of the same name, has found two great actors to fill out its lead roles. Naomie Harris and Natalie Dormer have signed on to star in the project, which is being developed by XYZ Films.

This film version will reportedly be similar to the 2015 version of the play performed at London’s Hampstead Theatre. It follows the story of two friends who had been close in school but have since grown apart. After deciding to reconnect, one of the friends makes a proposition that will change each of their lives forever.

Guillem Morales (Inside No. 9) will direct the film, and Malcolm has adapted her play for the screen herself. She previously spoke about the relationship between the two women at the core of the story:

“It explores how your childhood can form the adult you become, and how we can hold onto past hurt and trauma. It’s about bullying and abuse, but also friendship and kindness. It’s about the impact we all have on the people around us, and being aware of how we affect each other with our words and our actions.”

This will be Harris’ first film since 2021, where she had a busy year appearing in No Time To Die, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, and Swan Song. Earlier this year she starred in Showtime’s series adaptation of The Man Who Fell To Earth.

Dormer hasn’t been seen on screen since 2020 when she starred in series Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, which was cancelled after only one season. Her last on-screen film role was 2019’s The Professor and the Madman, but she was recently cast to portray Dr. Audrey Evans in Ami Canaan Mann‘s biopic, Audrey’s Children.

The Wasp begins production in the UK in November.


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