‘Normal People’ Star Daisy Edgar-Jones Signs on for Legendary’s ‘Fresh’

Normal People” star Daisy Edgar-Jones has signed on for the lead role in Legendary’s social thriller “Fresh.”The project is based on Lauryn Kahn’s script with Mimi Cave directing.

Legendary, which announced the Edgar-Jones casting on Tuesday, is keeping the film’s storyline under wraps.

Hyperobject Industries’ Adam McKay and Kevin Messick will produce.“Normal People,” based on Sally Rooney’s best-selling novel, broke a streaming record for BBC Three.

Edgar-Jones stars as Marianne Sheridan opposite Paul Mescal’s Connell Waldron as they become romantically involved during their final days in secondary school and during their undergraduate years in Trinity College Dublin.

Mescal was nominated for an Emmy as lead actor in the limited series category and Lenny Abrahamson was nominated for an episode in the limited series directing category.McKay has been nominated for five Academy Awards, winning with Charles Randolph for the script for “The Big Short.

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