Zoë Kravitz & Thomasin McKenzie to Lead Psychological Horror “Self-Portrait”

Zoe Kravitz at the Hulu Upfront Presentation in 2019
Zoe Kravitz at the Hulu Upfront Presentation in 2019. Photo by Gregory Pace/Shutterstock (10225687w)

Zoë Kravitz and Thomasin McKenzie both starred in many amazing projects, and they’re now getting ready to do it by each other’s side. The duo landed lead roles in Mona Fastvold’s upcoming psychological horror film Self-Portrait.

Self-Portrait will center on a grieving photographer Lu Rile (McKenzie) who forms a strong bond with an accomplished painter Katherine (Kravitz) after moving to a run-down artists’ warehouse in 1990s Brooklyn.

They find themselves haunted by a demonic force hellbent on shaking their realities after Lu unknowingly captures Katherine’s tragic loss in one of her self-portraits, generating a striking but unsettling image that changes the course of their intensifying relationship.

This film draws inspiration from Rachel Lyon’s debut novel Self-Portrait with Boy, and it will start filming later this year. Mona Fastvold (The World To Come) co-wrote the script for this project alongside Brady Corbet (Vox Lux), and she’s coming on board as a director.

Kravitz most recently played Catwoman in The Batman last year, and she decided to step behind the camera after this project. She’s expected to make her feature directorial debut P—y Island starring Channing Tatum later this year.

As for McKenzie, her star has been on the rise since she got her big break with Leave No Trace, and she’ll next appear in Eileen alongside Anne Hathaway.