Fingernails: Jessie Buckley, Riz Ahmed to Star in Christos Nikou’s Sci-fi Romance

Fingernails: Jessie Buckley, Riz Ahmed to Star in Christos Nikou's Sci-fi Romance

British stars Jessie Buckley and Riz Ahmed are set to featuure together in sci-fi romance film Fingernails. Christos Nikou, best known for the 2020 Greek-language drama “Apples”, will direct the film from a script he penned with Sam Steiner and Stavros Raptis, reported Deadline. Cannes 2022: Pooja Hegde, Akshay Kumar and AR Rahman To Walk the Red Carpet at 75th Film Festival Opening Day.

Described as a “grounded sci-fi love story”, the film is set in a world where a test has been discovered that measures whether couples are truly in love. To help couples succeed, love institutes have opened to guide them. “Anna (Buckley) is skeptical of the positive result she’s received with her longtime partner, so she starts working in a love institute as an assistant to Trevor (Ahmed), a mysterious, dedicated instructor,” the plotline read. Cannes 2022: Deepika Padukone Jets Off to French Riviera To Serve on 75th Film Festival Jury.

The project is backed by Oscar Cate Blanchett’s Dirty Films along with FilmNation Entertainment, which is also financing. Jerome Duboz will serve as an executive producer. Buckley is known for her critically-acclaimed performances in movies such as “Wild Rose”, “Judy”, “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” and “The Lost Daughter”. She currently stars in Alex Garland’s “Men”. Ahmed recently won an Oscar for best live action short film for “The Long Goodbye” and featured in Amazon movie “Encounter”.

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