As the awards race begins to pick up steam, many have been awaiting the release of post-apocalyptic drama The End We Start From. And for good reason considering the cast is led by Jodie Comer, whose meteoric rise doesn’t appear to be stopping any time soon, and Benedict Cumberbatch, who also serves as an exec-producer. It was just two years ago that Comer came sweeping into the fall season with The Last Duel, and there’s a chance she could shake things up again.
Comer plays a new mother who flees her London home with her infant and heads north after a cataclysmic ecological disaster. The film also stars Joel Fry, Katherine Waterston, Mark Strong, Nina Sosanya, and Gina McKee.
Mahalia Belo directs from an Alice Birch screenplay adapted from Megan Hunter’s novel. Belo is a BAFTA Award-winning filmmaker, while Birch was a writer on HBO’s acclaimed series, Succession.
The End We Start From will open in theaters on December 8th.
Here’s the synopsis: When an environmental crisis sees London submerged by flood waters, a young family is torn apart in the chaos. As a woman and her newborn try and find their way home, the profound novelty of motherhood is brought into sharp focus in this intimate and poetic portrayal of family survival.