So how is Emerald Fennell following up her Oscar-winning film Promising Young Woman? With Saltburn, an Oxford University-set drama that Amazon Studios has big plans for. Not only will its world premiere be as the Opening Night film at BFI London Film Festival, but it’s been given an awards season theatrical release on November 24th.
A starry cast leads the film with recent Oscar nominee Barry Keoghan as Oliver Quick, a normal guy until his world gets turned upside down while at Oxford University. It’s there that he meets Felix Catton, played by Euphoria’s Jacob Elordi, who invites Oliver to his family’s estate in Saltburn.
Oliver ain’t ready for what awaits him at Saltburn, a twisted place where everyone gives in to their most carnal desires.
Also in the cast are Rosamund Pike, Richard E. Grant, Alison Oliver, Gran Turismo‘s Archie Madekwe, and Carey Mulligan who reunites with Fennell after Promising Young Woman.
Here’s the synopsis: Academy Award-winning filmmaker Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman) brings us a beautifully wicked tale of privilege and desire. Struggling to find his place at Oxford University, student Oliver Quick (Barry Keoghan) finds himself drawn into the world of the charming and aristocratic Felix Catton (Jacob Elordi), who invites him to Saltburn, his eccentric family’s sprawling estate for a summer never to be forgotten.
Saltburn will hit theaters on November 24th.