Sasha Lane To Star In New Amazon Series, UTOPIA

Sasha Lane is set to star in Amazon Studios' Utopia, according to Deadline. Amazon's adaptation of the British series is written by Gone Girl author and screenwriter Gillian Flynn.

Utopia follows a group of young adults who meet online that are mercilessly HUNTED by a shadowy deep state organization after they come into possession of a near-mythical cult UNDERGROUND graphic novel. Within the comic's pages, they discover the conspiracy theories that may actually be real and are forced into the dangerous, unique and ironic position of saving the world.

Lane will star as Jessica Hyde, who is tough and feral after a life on the run from a mysterious and dangerous group. Jessica believes all the answers about her perplexing LIFE STORY may be hidden in the graphic novel 'Utopia'.

Ceator, executive producer and showrunner Flynn spoke on the casting news saying, "As I've been writing Utopia and trying to imagine the actor who could possibly embody Jessica Hyde, Sasha Lane has constantly kicked her way into my mind. She has the shape-shifting ability to feel at once raw, unpredictable and a little unnerving while also making you want to wrap your arms around her. I couldn't be more thrilled to have her play this utterly unique character."

Lane is best known for her breakthrough first role in Andrea Arnold's 2016 Cannes-winning American Honey. She will be seen next in Hellboy and Weetzie Bat.

Read the original article on Deadline.

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