Toni Collette, David Thewlis and Jessie Buckley have signed on to star in Charlie Kaufman’s new Netflix psychological thriller I’m Thinking of Ending Things, the streamer announced Tuesday.
The trio will join previously cast Jesse Plemons, who will be portraying the film’s lead character, Jake. Buckley will star opposite Plemons as Jake’s girlfriend, a role for which Brie Larson had reportedly been in talks at one point.
Netflix’s synopsis explains:
On a road trip to meet his parents on their secluded farm, Jake’s girlfriend is thinking of ending things. When Jake makes an unexpected detour, leaving her stranded, a twisted mix of palpable tension, psychological frailty, and sheer terror ensues.
The film, based on the 2016 novel of the same name by Ian Reid, is directed, written and produced by Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Oscar winner Kaufman. Principal photography has already begun on the project.