Hunter Schafer attends the 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton on January 07, 2024 in Beverly Hills, California Source: Amy Sussman/Getty Images

'Euphoria' Star Hunter Schafer to Star in Thriller 'Palette'

Kilian Melloy READ TIME: 2 MIN.

Trans actress Hunter Schafer will share the screen with Noomi Rapace in a thriller about a neurodiverse woman who "hears" colors and is drawn into unexpected dangers in a niche industry.

The film, titled "Palette," is "a psychological horror film directed by Zach Strauss ('SMILF') in his feature debut," Variety reported.

Schafer's character, Dolly, experiences "extreme synesthesia, a rare condition where she is able to hear colors," Variety quoted from the project's logline.

Thanks to her unusual talents, Dolly is "recruited into a secretive, cult-like industry of color design, uncovering the dark reality of what it takes to make the world's greatest hues."

Rapace ("The Girl with the Dragon Tatttoo") will play a character named Latrice, "the company's enigmatic executive," Variety added. There's also a "cutthroat rival" – maybe in the literal sense? – that Dolly must contend with, played by "Mr. Robot" actor Frankie Shaw.

Schafer has been keeping busy since Season 2 of HBO's sizzling drama "Euphoria" wrapped up. The hit show will be back in 2025, but in the meantime Schafer has starred in "The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes," and will be starring in another upcoming feature, a horror film titled "Cuckoo," in which she plays the lead character Gretchen, an American teenager who relocates to the German Alps and becomes embroiled in a mystery.

Schafer is also set to star in "Mother Mary" with Anne Hathaway, and is reportedly part of the cast of Yorgos Lanthimos' ("The Lobster," "Poor Things") next feature, "Kinds of Kindness," though no plot information is available for that film.

In addition to her acting and modeling career, Schafer is an active LGBTQ+ equality advocate. As previously reported, Schafer joined a lawsuit against North Carolina over the state's ill-fated "bathroom bill" in 2017 – the same year that Teen Vogue dubbed her part of its "21 Under 21" list.

by Kilian Melloy , EDGE Staff Reporter

Kilian Melloy serves as EDGE Media Network's Associate Arts Editor and Staff Contributor. His professional memberships include the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and the Boston Theater Critics Association's Elliot Norton Awards Committee.

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