Claire Foy from The Crown in a new film gets its first look

Claire Foy from The Crown in a new film gets its first look ...

Claire Foy, who plays an abusive Mennonite in the first image from the upcoming film Women Talking, is seen as an abused Mennonite.

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 out the film's stellar cast, some of whom can be seen in the promo photo below.

Miriam Toews' 2018 novel is still awaiting a release date, but those who attend the Toronto International Film Festival and New York Film Festival next month will have a chance to see it on screen.

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

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

"Women Talking is a deep and searching exploration of self-determination, collective responsibility, faith, and forgiveness, which is philosophically stimulating and emotionally rich in equal measure."

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

She played a character named Harper in the dark folk-horror Men, which was released earlier this year. She'd been the victim of male gaslighting before escaping to the countryside.

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