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Kiersey Clemons & Leon Bridges Say I Do to Tayarisha Poe’s “The Young Wife”

Kiersey Clemons & Leon Bridges Say I Do to Tayarisha Poe’s “The Young Wife”

American indie helmer Tayarisha Poe is moving from school courtyards of Selah And The Spades to the courting period before officially tying the knot with her sophomore project. Deadline reports that Kiersey Clemons will topline and be surrounded by musician Leon Bridges, Judith Light, Michaela Watkins, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Kelly Marie Tran, Connor Paolo, Aida Osman, Aya Cash, Lukita Maxwell, Sandy Honig, Brandon Micheal Hall, and Jon Rudnitsky on The Young Wife. Production began in Savannah, GA and it’s being produced by FilmNation and Archer Gray.

Gist: This is about a woman (Kiersey Clemons) who grapples with the meaning of love and commitment in the face of an uncertain and tumultuous world. A sunny day panic attack and a wholly new take on the wedding film, the movie follows her over the course of her ‘non-wedding’ day.

Worth Noting: Clemons will next be seen in indie projects Somebody I Used to Know and Susie Searches.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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