Searchlight Pictures has picked up a new psychological horror thriller titled Dust, starring Claire Foy, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

  • Dust was originally unveiled at the Cannes virtual market back in June and will now be further developed by Disney.
  • Dust follows a young mother, to be played by Foy, haunted by the past who becomes convinced that a mysterious presence is threatening her family and takes extraordinary measures to protect them.
  • The film is set in increasingly horrific dust storms in 1930s Oklahoma.
  • Karrie Crouse, a staff writer from the hit HBO series Westworld, wrote the script.
  • Crouse and Will Joines will direct.
  • The screenplay was developed at the Sundance Writer’s Lab.
  • Alix Madigan will produce under her Mad Dog Films banner, along with Lucas Joaquin and Secret Engine.
  • Foy earned Emmy and Golden Globe awards for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix’s The Crown.