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Cara Delevingne is headed to television.
The supermodel-turned-actress is set to star in Amazon’s upcoming drama series Carnival Row. The Suicide Squad star is joining recently announced Orlando Bloom in the eight-episode fantasy noir from Legendary Television. The project is set to begin filming this fall for a 2019 release on the streamer.
Carnival Row will feature mythical creatures who have fled their war-torn homeland and gathered in the city as tensions are simmering between citizens and the growing immigrant population. At the center of the drama is the investigation into a string of unsolved murders, which are eating away at whatever uneasy peace still exists.
Delevingne will play Vignette Stonemoss, a faerish refugee who flees her war-torn homeland to come to the Burgue. There, she must contend not only with rampant human prejudice against her kind but with the secrets that have followed her to this new land.
First announced in May, the drama will be written and executive produced by Rene Echevarria (Star Trek). Paul McGuigan (Luke Cage) is set to direct and executive produce, along with Travis Beacham (Pacific Rim), who penned the original script, A Killing on Carnival Row, which appeared on The Black List in 2005. Bloom will serve as a producer on the project.
In 2012, Delevingne made her film debut in Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina. She went on to star in John Green’s Paper Towns and has appeared in Michael Winterbottom’s The Face of an Angel, Joe Wright’s Pan and Matthew Cullen’s London Fields.
More recently, Delevingne starred opposite Dane Dehaan in Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, which proved to be a box-office disappointment. In addition to playing the villain in Suicide Squad, last year she also starred in Chris Foggin’s Kids in Love. Up next, she has Life in a Year opposite Jaden Smith set for a 2018 debut.
Delevingne is repped by WME and Sloane Offer.
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