Based on Elena Ferrante’s novel of the same name, Maggie Gyllenhaal’s The Lost Daughter aims to be a dramatic film of exceptional quality. In addition to Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley, Dakota Johnson, Peter Sarsgaard, and several others. The cast includes large numbers of high-paid actors.
Venice Film Festival, scheduled for September 3, 2021, will play host to its world premiere. Netflix plans to stream the movie on December 31, 2021. A limited release will occur on December 17, 2021, before it becomes available to stream on Netflix on December 17, 2021.
When will The Lost Daughter be Released?
“The Lost Daughter” was scheduled for production in 2020, as per the Deadline. Filming was initially scheduled for New Jersey, but constraints imposed by COVID-19 made it necessary to shift to Greece. The film is nonetheless set in Italy, as it is in the book. The premiere of “Power of the Dog” and “The Hand of God” will also be shown at the Venice Film Festival, which runs from September 1-11 (as per Variety).
This will be the first time the film will be seen by attendees there. In addition, it will screen at the New York Film Festival from late September to October 10, next to movies such as Denis Villeneuve’s forthcoming “Dune” and “The French Dispatch” produced by Wes Anderson.
In addition to its recent festival appearances, “The Lost Daughter” is scheduled to be released in a limited theater run on December 17, 2021 (as per Indiewire). So introverts everywhere will be able to stay in on New Year’s Eve with this Netflix movie, premiering on December 31, 2021.
The Lost Daughter: Who is in the Cast?
With notable credits such as The Dark Knight and The Deuce (on HBO), Gyllenhaal is about to enter the director’s chair. As she explained to Vanity Fair, her initial interest in directing Ferrante’s The Days of Abandonment was wiped out by the book’s rights. There is quite a star-studded cast in her cast. A college professor and divorced mother of two, Leda will be portrayed by Academy Award winner Olivia Colman. Against her will, Leda becomes preoccupied with Nina, a young mom who is living with her family.
Colman and Johnson will be supported by Jessie Buckley (from “Wild Rose”) as a young Leda, Peter Sarsgaard (from “Orphan”) portrays Professor Hardy, Paul Mescal (“The Deceived”) as Will, and Oliver Jackson-Cohen (“The Healer”) plays another supporting character.
Plot and is it Worth Waiting?
The Lost Daughter” brought back memories of Maggie Gyllenhaal’s experiences as a mother, a lover, and a woman in the world, she said in a recent interview. Ferrante responded that he would grant Gyllenhaal’s request, saying she would approve it if Gyllenhaal made it. Their correspondence was ongoing throughout the production.
As the story unfolds, the focus is on Leda, who has experienced some relief from being a parent. A Netflix press release outlines that Leda becomes overwhelmed by Nina and Elena during their time at the beach, discussing the families they have and thinking of her early motherhood days. As a young mother, Leda made a series of unconventional decisions that put her in the position of facing her own unorthodox choices.