Fox Searchlight acquire Claire Foy-starring 1930’s horror

“Dust” a psychological horror thriller starring Claire Foy (“The Crown”), has been picked up by Fox Searchlight.

Introduced at the Cannes virtual market, the film is set against the backdrop of increasingly horrific dust storms in 1930s Oklahoma and tells of a young mother, to be played by Foy, haunted by the past who becomes convinced that a mysterious presence is threatening her family and takes extraordinary measures to protect them.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will be further developed by Disney’s prestige arm.

“Winter’s Bone” producer Alix Madigan of Mad Dog Films is producing with Lucas Joaquin (”Love Is Strange”) of Secret Engine. Will Joines and Karrie Crouse will direct from a script by ”Westworld” scribe Krouse. The script was developed at the Sundance Writer’s Lab.

Foy won an Emmy, a Golden Globe and two SAG Awards for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix’s “The Crown.” She is developing an adaptation of the Charlotte McConaghy novel “Migrations” and will star and exec produce.