Pollyanna McIntosh, who currently stars on “The Walking Dead” as Jadis, is making her directorial debut with Darlin’, the continuance of 2011’s cult hit The Woman.
Lauryn Canny stars in the film which is set to head to market at Cannes. Darlin’, which MPI Media Group will introduce to buyers, continues the twisted vicious adventure of Lucky McKee’s 2011 cult hit The Woman, which he novelized with famed horror writer Jack Ketchum and which starred McIntosh in the title role.
McIntosh reprises her role from The Woman and stars alongside Lauryn Canny (1,000 Times Good Night, Amber), Bryan Batt (Mad Men, 12 Years a Slave), Nora-Jane Noone (The Magdalene Sisters, The Descent, Brooklyn) and Cooper Andrews (The Walking Dead, Shazam, Halt and Catch Fire), as well as fellow Walking Dead alumni Sabrina Gennarino and Thomas Francis Murphy.
I’m thrilled to present Darlin’ at a time when audiences are showing their love for entertaining, visceral social issue horror and are hungry for female voices,” said McIntosh. “With Darlin’ I was blessed with a talented cast and crew, including our female leads, DP, location scout and editor, who all came to the project with such passion. It will be an honor to show their hard work, which made the movie the feast it is, and to introduce the enormous talent of young star Lauryn Canny to new audiences.”
We are proud to bring this film to Cannes, especially since it represents a strong new female voice in a traditionally male-dominated genre.” Goelzhauser, MPI’s Vice President of International Sales stated.
When I first directed Pollyanna as The Woman in the Ketchum-adapted Offspring, which I also produced, I knew we had found lightning in a bottle with her. So began the dream of a trilogy for the character to live through. I’m honored that The Woman herself, Pollyanna McIntosh, is the one who has written, directed and co-starred in this third chapter. Seeing this talented collaborator take the reins with so much confidence and vision has been a personal and professional joy.” Van den Houten said about the film.