Andrew Garfield lands next lead movie role opposite Julia Roberts

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Andrew Garfield has landed his next lead movie role, with the star set to appear opposite Julia Roberts in After the Hunt.

The film is the latest project from Luca Guadagnino (Challengers, Bones and All), with the Italian director set to helm a script from Nora Garrett (via The Hollywood Reporter).

After the Hunt will reportedly follow a college professor (Roberts) who is forced to confront her own dark past when a prominent student makes an accusation against one of her colleagues (Garfield).

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Garfield, best known for his roles in The Amazing Spider-Man and The Social Network, recently became attached to another project, with the star set to reunite with his Breathe co-star Claire Foy for The Magic Faraway Tree, an adaptation of Enid Blyton’s beloved children’s novel.

The film, which is being written by Paddington’s Simon Farnaby, will follow married couple Polly (Foy) and Tim (Garfield) and their three children, who find themselves forced to relocate to the countryside.

“Soon after the family's arrival in the countryside, the children discover a magical tree and its extraordinary and eccentric residents including treasured characters Moonface, Silky, Dame Washalot and Saucepan Man,” reads the logline.

“At the top of the tree, they are transported to spectacular and fantastical lands and, through the joys and challenges of their adventures, the family learn to reconnect and value each other for the first time in years.”

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The Magic Faraway Tree will be directed by Ben Gregor (The Midnight Beast), with filming set to begin next month. Other casting details are set to be announced soon, so be sure to keep updated!

Garfield’s next project will be We Live in Time, a romance film from John Crowley (Brooklyn, The Goldfinch). Also featuring Florence Pugh in the lead role, the film is described as a “funny, deeply moving and immersive love story”.

There is no release date for After the Hunt.

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