Looks like Agyness Deyn will be trading in her Prada for a pitchfork. The fashion risk-taker and model is set to star in the film adaptation of Sunset Song, a 1930s novel that tells the story of a woman running her family farm during the economic crisis.
Deyn will play the lead female role of Chris Guthrie and will co-star alongside Peter Mullan, recently seen as the father in Steven Spielberg’s War Horse. This is not the model’s first time debuting her acting chops, either. Deyn has had small roles in a few short films and even appeared in the 2010 film Clash of the Titans. She also took the stage in a British production of The Leisure Society this past March.
“When I read the script I fell completely in love with the character and the story,” Deyn said. “I can’t wait to get started and just hope that I can do Chris Guthrie justice!”
Production for the film will begin towards the end of the year and will be directed by British filmmaker Terence Davies. — Christian Allaire