Deadline is reporting that Anya Taylor-Joy (Split), Dean-Charles Chapman (Game of Thrones), Finn Cole (Peaky Blinders) and Ferdia Walsh-Peelo (Sing Street) have been cast in Here Are the Young Men, an adaptation of Rob Doyle’s novel of the same name from filmmaker Eoin C. Macken (Leopard).
Set in 2003, Here Are the Young Men sees Chapman as Matthew, a teenager who “is pulled into a world of nihilistic toxic masculinity by his charismatic friend Kearney (Cole). Matthew yearns after his childhood sweetheart Jen (Taylor-Joy), an independent girl on her own trajectory, whilst their precocious friend Rez (Walsh-Peelo), starts to succumb to paranoia.”
Production on Here Are the Young Men is set to get underway this summer, with Conleth Hill (Game of Thrones) and Lola Petticrew (Come Home) also featuring in the cast.
Taylor-Joy will next be seen in the Split and Unbreakable sequel Glass, while Chapman recently signed on to appear in David Michod’s Netflix feature The King.