After the unexpected success of the miniseries The Queen’s Gambit, its actress and its creator will come together to bring one of the great classics of the Russian writer Vladimir Nabokov to the big screen. Laughter in the Dark will star Anya Taylor-Joy and Scott Frank will adapt the novel into a script. 

Anya Taylor-Joy Reunites With The Queen's Gambit Creator

During an interview with The Watch podcast, director and screenwriter Scott Frank announced that he is developing a film version of the novel Laughter in the Dark by Lolita author Vladimir Nabokov. The Queen's Gambit star Anya Taylor-Joy has already been cast for the lead role!

Anya Taylor-Joy on the red carpet at the Miu Miu show in 2020.

The screenwriter described the project as "a valentine to movies. I'm going to do it as a film noir and a movie within a movie, and it's a really nasty, wonderful, thriller."

Anya Taylor-Joy will be starring as "Margot Peters", an aspiring actress who becomes the object of a middle-aged art critic's affection and schemes to take everything he has. 

The rise of Anya Taylor-Joy after The Queen's Gambit

If the project inspired by the work of the Russian author is confirmed, Anya Taylor-Joy would add another interesting title to her rapidly ascending career.

Anya Taylor-Joy on 'The IMDb Show' in 2018.

Known for having played chess player "Beth Harmon" on the Netflix series The Queen's Gambit, Taylor-Joy had already earned good reviews from early work on films like Morgan (2016), Split, (2016), The Witch (2015), and Emma (2020).

Soon we'll get to see her in the psychological thriller Last Night in Soho (2021), directed by Edgar Wright (Baby Driver), and on the Robert Eggers production The Northman (2021), alongside superstars Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, and Willem Dafoe.

We can't wait to see what she does next!