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Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy to Star in Thriller ‘Thoroughbred’

Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy and Anton Yelchin are starring in psychological thriller “Thoroughbred” for June Pictures and B Story.

Shooting will take place in May with Cory Finley making his directorial debut from a script based on his play about a tempestuous friendship between two suburban teenage girls — a star student home from her elite boarding school and a young equestrian shunned after injuring her horse.

June’s Alex Saks and Andrew Duncan are producing with B Story’s Kevin J. Walsh, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. B Story’s Ryan Stowell will executive produce.

Cooke’s credits include “Bates Motel” and “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.” She’s been cast in Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One.”

Taylor-Joy starred in “The Witch” and the BBC America series “Atlantis.” She’s filming a leading role opposite Devon Terrell in “Barry” from Black Bear Pictures, which explores the time when Barack Obama was a college student in New York City and has completed filming sci-fi thriller “Morgan” alongside Kate Mara, Paul Giamatti, Toby Jones and Boyd Holbrook.

Yelchin will be seen next as Pavel Chekov in “Star Trek Beyond.”

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Cooke is repped by Grandview, Gersh, Shepherd Management and attorney Gretchen Rush; Taylor-Joy by CAA, Troika and Felker Toczek; Yelchin is repped by CAA and attorney David Weber; and Finley is repped by ICM Partners. ICM Partners will rep domestic rights to the film.

The news was first reported by Tracking Board.

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