Ayo Edebiri To Star Opposite Julia Roberts, Andrew Garfield In Amazon MGM’s ‘After The Hunt’ From Luca Guadagnino

EXCLUSIVE: Ayo Edebiri (The Bear) has signed on to star alongside Julia Roberts and Andrew Garfield in Amazon MGM Studios’ upcoming film After the Hunt from director Luca Guadagnino and Imagine, Deadline has learned.

Details as to her role are under wraps.

Written by Nora Garrett, the film is an intense dramatic thriller about a college professor who finds herself at a personal and professional crossroads when a star pupil levels an accusation against one of her colleagues, and a dark secret from her own past threatens to come to light.

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Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer and Allan Mandelbaum are producing alongside Guadagnino via his Frenesy banner, with Imagine Entertainment’s Karen Lunder exec producing alongside Garrett. Production is scheduled to kick off this summer and the film will be released in theaters next year.

One of today’s most in-demand actors, Edebiri is best known for starring opposite Jeremy Allen White in FX’s acclaimed comedy The Bear, which returns for its third season on June 27 and has already been renewed for a fourth. For her turn as sous-chef Sydney in the Christopher Storer series set in Chicago’s culinary world, the actress has been feted at the Emmys, Golden Globes, SAG Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards and Indie Spirits, among other major award shows.

Also recently starring in the cult hit Bottoms, among other films, Edebiri will be heard voicing Envy in Pixar’s Inside Out 2, out June 14. Coming up, she’ll also be seen in the sci-fi drama Omni Loop from 2AM and Killer Films, which world premiered at SXSW, and A24’s horror pic Opus.

Edebiri is represented by Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment, Range Media Partners, CAA, and Del Shaw Moonves.

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