Not only does their work involve caring for the surrounding men, but it also includes, well, "devouring" men.
"In their yellow dresses, they press themselves against the gates of the house 'like dead butterflies.' Cars stop, men emerge. More cars stop. 'Whole evenings go by in this way: three yellow governesses pressed up against the gates, and all these men milling around in the gray twilight'," the New York Times wrote about the novel.
Of course, each of these three actors have had incredibly impressive years in their careers, making the anticipation for this film palpable. For Depp, she is set to star alongside The Weeknd in HBO's The Idol, which is a series about a female musician who falls in love with a club owner, who also moonlights as a cult leader. The series is created by Euphoria's Sam Levinson and will also star Troye Sivan, Tunde Adebimpe and Anne Heche.
For Jung, she recently won a SAG Award for her role as Kang Sae-byeok in Netflix's 2021 hit show Squid Game. Along with The Governesses, Jung will star alongside Kodi Smit-McPhee, Cate Blanchett, Sacha Baron Cohen and Kevin Kline in Alfonso Cuarón’s thriller series Disclaimer for Apple TV+.
And as for Reinsve, she recently won Cannes’ Best Actress Award and a BAFTA nomination for her breakout role in Joachim Trier’s The Worst Person In The World. The film itself was nominated for Best International Feature Film and Best Original Screenplay at this year's Oscars ceremony.
Given that The Governesses cast list has only just be released, it's likely that the film won't have a release date any time soon. In the meantime, keep your eyes peeled here for updates and maybe give the popular novel a read below:
The Governesses by Anne Serre, $11.65 at Amazon.