Actress and model Anya Taylor-Joy is a widely known name in the English film industry. She is known for her outstanding performance in Robert Eggers’ period horror film ‘The Witch’ (2015), where she played the character of Thomasin. Besides numerous nominations, she won the Gotham Independent Film Award in the categories of Breakthrough Actor, the New Mexico Film Critics Award for Best Young Actress, and the Fright Meter Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She began her career as a model at a very early age and eventually stepped into the world of acting. She has starred in Luke Scott’s thriller ‘Morgan’ (2016) where she played the titular character. In 2017, she bagged the role of Casey Cooke, a girl abducted by a mysterious man with a split personality in M. Night Shyamalan‘s horror-thriller film ‘Split’. She was nominated for BAFTA Rising Star Award in 2017.
The actress has appeared in multiple films such as ‘Barry’ (2016), ‘Marrowbone’ (2016), ‘Thoroughbreds’ (2017), ‘Glass‘ (2019), ‘Playmobil: The Movie‘ (2019). She has also been a part of several TV series like ‘Endeavour’ (2014), ‘Atlantis’ (2015), ‘The Miniaturist’ (2017), and acclaimed ‘Peaky Blinders‘ (2019), etc. She is, without a doubt, one of the most exciting talents working in the industry. So now you must be wondering what is the next Anya Taylor-Joy movie or TV show? Well, here’s the list of upcoming Anya Taylor-Joy films and TV shows scheduled to release in the near future. We can only hope that the new Anya Taylor-Joy movies would be as good as some of her recent ones.
12. Emma (2020)
Anya Taylor-Joy is set to play the titular role in the upcoming adaptation of Jane Austen’s 1815 novel ‘Emma’. Eleanor Catton has written the film. This upcoming British drama film is the directorial debut of Autumn de Wilde. Johnny Flynn is set to star as George Knightley. The cast also includes the likes of Bill Nighy, Mia Goth, Miranda Hart, Josh O’Connor, Callum Turner, Rupert Graves, and others.
Principal photography for the film commenced in March 2019. It is presently in the post-production stage. ‘Emma’ is scheduled to be released in the United States on February 21, 2020.
11. The New Mutants (2020)
‘The New Mutants’ is the thirteenth and final film of the X-Men series. This forthcoming superhero horror film is based on the Marvel Comics team called The New Mutants. The film is produced by 20th Century Fox and will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. This Josh Boone directorial boasts of a cast consisting of big names like Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga, Blu Hunt, and Alice Braga.
The story traces five young mutants realizing their own powers while being held in a secret facility against their will. They fight to escape their past sins to save themselves. In the film, Anya Taylor-Joy will portray the character of Illyana Rasputin or Magik – a Russian mutant who has the powers to perform sorcery. She is the sister of Colossus, a member of the X-Men. After a few abrupt changes in dates, the film is all geared up to be released in the United States on April 3, 2020.
10. Last Night in Soho (2020)
‘Last Night in Soho’ is an upcoming psychological horror film directed by Edgar Wright. Wright and Krysty Wilson-Cairns have written the film. The film is loosely based on Nicolas Roeg’s ‘Don’t Look Now’, and ‘Repulsion’. Albeit the plot is unknown as of yet, the story is reportedly set in London, centering around a female lead.
The cast comprises of some well-known names like Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith, Thomasin McKenzie, Diana Rigg, and Terence Stamp. Filming for the movie commenced in May 2019. Currently, it is in the post-production stage. ‘Last Night in Soho’ is reportedly set to hit the theatres on September 25, 2020. The film will be released by the American film production and distribution company Focused Features.
9. Radioactive (2020)
Director Marjane Satrapi’s ‘Radioactive’ is an upcoming biographical film based on the lives of Nobel awarded scientists Marie and Pierre Curie. The film is set to reflect their scientific and romantic passions and would trace the impact of their groundbreaking discoveries in the twentieth century. The film stars Rosamund Pike as Marie Curie and Sam Riley as Pierre Curie. The film is based on the graphic novel, ‘Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout’ by Lauren Redniss. Jack Thorne wrote the script for the movie.
In the film, Anya Taylor-Joy plays the role of Irene Curie. It also stars Aneurin Barnard, Simon Russell Beale, Tim Woodward, Jonathan Aris, and Mirjam Novak in various roles. In 2017, the film was announced and filming began in February 2018. It is set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2019. According to official reports, the film will be released in 2020 by Amazon Studios. We have to keep an eye on further official announcements to know the exact date of release.
8. The Queen’s Gambit (2020-)
‘The Queen’s Gambit’ is an upcoming mini-series on Netflix, which will premiere on September 5, 2019. It is adapted from Walter Tevis’s 1983 novel of the same name. This six-episode miniseries is set during the Cold War period. The story revolves around chess prodigy Beth Harmon, from her childhood till adulthood, tracing her obsession with becoming the best chess player in the world. Anya Taylor-Joy is set to play the lead. Oscar nominee Scott Frank of ‘Godless’ and ‘Logan’ fame is writing, directing and producing the series.
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7. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (2019-)
This Netflix series premiered on August 30, 2019. The series is a prequel to the Jim Henson film, ‘The Dark Crystal’ (1982). Netflix announced the series in May 2019. The first season comprises of ten episodes. This Louis Leterrier directorial features the voices of Anya Taylor-Joy, Taron Egerton, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jason Isaacs, Mark Hamill, Keegan-Michael Key, Simon Pegg, Donna Kimball, Caitriona Balfe, Alicia Vikander, Andy Samberg and Helena Bonham Carter. The setting is the world of Thra.
The story follows three Gelflings—Rian, Brea, and Deet—who formulate a rebellion when they discover a terrifying secret behind the power of the Skeksis that threatens their world of Thra. The first season did well, leading us to believe that the show could be back for a second.
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6. Peaky Blinders (2013-)
Anya Taylor-Joy joined as Gina in the fifth season of Steven Knight’s British crime drama television series, ‘Peaky Blinders’ in 2019. The series focuses on a gang led by Tommy Shelby who sews razor blades in the peaks of their caps. The setting is 1919 Birmingham, England. The series received several awards and nominations, including the British Academy Television Award for Best Drama Series (2018). Since her character seems to be making all the right moves within the Shelby family, we expect her to be back in the new season as well.
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5. The Northman (TBA)
Robert Eggers is back in the director’s chair once again with ‘The Northman’. He has already established himself as a director to watch out for with back to back hits including ‘The Witch’, followed by ‘The Lighthouse‘. Now, he is gearing up for a revenge film. Knowing Eggers, he will capture the human condition brilliantly, focusing on the psyche and how the mind is distorted by the need for revenge. It could very well turn out to be a tale of how consuming revenge can turn out to be.
However, what is even more exciting about ‘The Northman’ is the fact that this story of revenge is set in Iceland at the turn of the 10th century. Yes, this will be a Viking revenge drama. Anya Taylor-Joy is collaborating with him once again, and we can just picture the actress as a Viking, fierce in her own way, but not afraid to portray the fragility of humanity. The movie does not have a release date yet, but Eggers has us excited, and we know him to be capable of extracting the best from his performers. Thus, there are no doubts that Anya will stand out in her role.
4. Here are the Young Men (TBA)
Anya Taylor-Joy would next be seen in Irish-American drama film ‘Here Are the Young Men’. The film is directed by Eoin Macken. It is based on a screenplay by Macken and Rob Doyle. The film stars the likes of Anya Taylor-Joy, Dean-Charles Chapman, Finn Cole, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Conleth Hill, Travis Fimmel, Emmett J. Scanlan, Chris Newman, Ralph Ineson, Susan Lynch, and Lola Petticrew in various roles.
The plot is interesting and socially relevant. It deals with Dublin teenagers Matthew, nihilistic Rez, and the deranged Kearney, who leave school to fall into a social vacuum of drinking and drugs. Principal photography for the film began in August 2018, in Ireland. ‘Here Are the Young Men’ is right now in the post-production stage. We have to wait for official announcements by the production company to know when the film would be released.
3. The Sea Change (TBA)
‘The Sea Change’ depicts the turbulent marriage of a famous playwright from London and his wife. Their life takes an unexpected turn when they decide to travel to a remote Greek island. We do not know the entire cast yet. According to reports, the film is set to star Anya Taylor-Joy (as Alberta) and Kristin Scott Thomas. The film is based on a novel by Elizabeth Jane Howard; Rebecca Lenkiewicz has written the screenplay. Kristin Scott Thomas is set to direct the film, which is currently in the pre-production stage.
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2. Weetzie Bat (TBA)
‘Weetzie Bat’ is a forthcoming film adaptation of Francesca Lia Block’s 1980s cult novel. Justin Kelly is directing the film. The star-studded cast includes Anya Taylor-Joy in the titular role, Nick Robinson, Sasha Lane, Theodore Pellerin, and Keiynan Lonsdale. The film is currently in the pre-production stage.
It is set in 1980s Los Angeles where an ethereal pixie Weetzie Bat grows up in a family consisting of an alcoholic mother and a junkie screenwriter father. In order to find love in a city that is known for glamour and at the same time, darkness and crime, Weetzie will have to take off her harlequin glasses and confront the big bad world.
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1. Nosferatu (Rumored)
Rumors are rife that Anya Taylor-Joy is preparing to team up with ‘The Witch’ director, Robert Eggers, for an upcoming remake of F. W. Murnau’s landmark 1922 horror film, ‘Nosferatu’. In the film, Taylor-Joy would be cast as the wife of a real estate agent. However, there are no recent updates regarding the film.
Playmobil: The Movie (2019)
‘Playmobil: The Movie’ is based on the Playmobil brand of toys. If you look at it really, it follows the same concept as the Lego movies, which is building a world with the toys that have become so popular. The premise basically is about two children who are trapped in the world of Playmobil and have to encounter various adventures before they can make it back to their own worlds.
We are introduced to a girl named Marla, who is rather strict and well-disciplined. Understandably, she has to be the mature and responsible one in order to take care of her brother Charlie, since she is the older sister. The siblings have no one else in the world because their parents passed away. Charlie goes off to a Playmobil exhibition one day, irking Marla because the latter has to go look for him. When she enters the exhibition, they get transported into the toy world of Playmobil, which gives rise to a whole new set of adventures.
Anya Taylor-Joy lends her voice to Marla and the actress has done a stellar job at breathing life into the character. ‘Playmobil: The Movie’ released on December 6, 2019.