Paul Mescal's big-screen debut, The Lost Daughter, is to receive its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival in September.

The adaptation of the Elena Ferrante book of the same name marks the feature directing debut of The Honourable Woman star Maggie Gyllenhaal.

The cast also includes Olivia Colman, Dakota Johnson, Ed Harris, Peter Sarsgaard, Dagmara Dominczyk, Alba Rohrwacher and Normal People star Mescal's fellow Irish actor Jessie Buckley.

Paul Mescal's fellow Irish actor Jessie Buckley is also among the stars of The Lost Daughter

The Lost Daughter tells the story of a college professor (played by Colman) who becomes obsessed with a mother and young daughter while on a seaside summer holiday. As the professor reflects on the choices she made in her own life, she loses her grip.

The Lost Daughter will screen in competition at the festival.

The Venice International Film Festival runs from 1 to 11 September.

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