Rosalie Craig, Vinette Robinson and (a bit part for) Kathryn Hunter (The Tragedy of Macbeth actress) have been added to Sophie Barthes’ The Pod Generation — which has been shooting since March. They join toppers Emilia Clarke and Chiwetel Ejiofor in what is coined as a sci-fi comedy. We believe production would have taken place in Paris and Brussels — and while it’s not impossible for the project to be showcased in the autumn fall season, we’re starting to look towards 2023 as a logical drop for what we indentified as one of the most anticipated films for 2022.
Set in a near future where AI is all the rage and nature is becoming a distant memory, the story revolves around Rachel (Clarke) and Alvy (Ejiofor), a New York couple who are ready to take their relationship to the next level and start a family. Rachel’s work gives them a chance to use a new tool developed by a tech giant, Pegasus, which offers couples the opportunity to share pregnancy on a more equal footing via detachable artificial wombs, or pods. Alvy, a botanist and devoted purist, has doubts, but his love for Rachel prompts him to take a leap of faith. And so begins the wild ride to parenthood in this brave new world.