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‘Slow Horses’ Star Jack Lowden Joins James L. Brooks’ Next Film ‘Ella McCay’

Jack Lowden has joined the ensemble cast of 20th Century’s Ella McCay, the new movie from filmmaker James L. Brooks. Lowden joins a cast that includes Emma Mackey, Jamie Lee Curtis, Woody Harrelson, Ayo Edebiri, Albert Brooks, Kumail Nanjiani and Spike Fearn.

The film will follow an idealistic young politician who juggles familial issues and a challenging work life while preparing to take over the job of her mentor, the state’s longtime incumbent governor.

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Brooks will also produce along with his producing partners Julie Ansell and Richard Sakai, who will produce through their Gracie Films banner. Seth Meier will executive produce.

EVP Scott Aversano will oversee for 20th. The film is currently in production.

Lowden’s star has been on the rise following the success of Apple’s drama series Slow Horses, on which he stars opposite Gary Oldman. Apple has been extremely happy with the series, with its fourth season airing later this year and a fifth set to begin shooting this spring.

On top of that, Lowden recently wrapped production on the film Tornado, where he stars opposite Tim Roth, and on theater side he also has The Fifth Step which opens in September at the National in Scotland.

He also has gotten into producing, most recently with The Outrun, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and stars Saoirse Ronan.

Lowden is repped by UTA and Conway van Gelder Grant.

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