Promising Young Woman: Emerald Fennell’s Thriller, Starring Carey Mulligan

Actress Carey Mulligan has collaborated with female directors, including Sarah Gavron (“Suffragette”) and Dee Rees (“Mudbound”).

On Saturday night at the Sundance Film Fest, she unveiled Promising Young Woman, a thriller written and directed by Emerald Fennell, about a heroine out for revenge after experiencing a traumatic abuse.

“I’d never read anything like it,” Mulligan said during an interview. “Reading it for the first time, sort of made me nervous in a really good way, in a way that makes me excited to be part of something.”

Fennell served as the showrunner for the second season of “Killing Eve,” and she’s making her debut as a movie director with “Promising Young Woman.”

“Promising Young Woman” opens in theaters on April 17 from Focus Features.