Demi Moore And Margaret Qualley Set To Star In Body Horror Film ‘The Substance’

Universal Pictures and Working Title Films are teaming up with filmmaker Coralie Fargeat for the upcoming body horror movie, The Substance.

The film, which will be Coralie’s first studio feature, will star Demi Moore and Margaret Qualley. The French filmmaker made her directing debut with the indie action-thriller Revenge back in 2017. The film received lots of praise from critics.

Specifics on The Substance are being kept under wraps, but Deadline hears it is Fargeat’s explosive feminist take on body horror. Production begins in Paris this May.

Landing Moore and Qualley is a pretty a big deal. Obviously Moore has been a big name in Hollywood for decades, and Qualley is one of the hottest young actresses at the moment, so Coralie will have a lot to work with.

Qualley is nominated for SAG and Critics Choice awards for her performance in the limited Netflix series Maid. She next stars in the Claire Denis-directed drama Stars at Noon, which recently wrapped in Panama, and opposite Christopher Abbott in Zachary Wigon’s indie Sanctuary.

As mentioned above, filming on this project begins in May, which means we are likely looking at a release date in 2023. We’ll keep you posted.

Watch Anthony Mackie Star In First Trailer For Netflix Sci-Fi Original Movie ‘IO’

Netflix waited until the very last minute to drop the first trailer for ‘IO,’ a post-apocalyptic film starring Anthony Mackie and Margaret Qualley.

The movie, which sounds similar to Passengers, has Qualley playing the role of a young scientist “dedicated to finding a way for humans to adapt and survive on a poisoned Earth, which most people have abandoned for a colony on one of Jupiter’s moons.”

But when she discovers another survivor (played by Mackie) her plans change a bit. This movie was shot back in 2016 and was scheduled to be released in 2017. No word on why it was delayed over a year, but it could have been to put some distance between it and Passengers, or maybe they needed to work some magic in the editing room after poor test screenings.

That’s just speculation though. IO will be released on Netflix January 18th, which means you have a little over a week to wait.

Check out the trailer below…