In a world devastated by a catastrophic nuclear event, a single idyllic valley remains spared from the radioactive fallout. Here, a solitary figure, Ann Burden (Margot Robbie), thrives on the farm she once shared with her family, bolstered by her wits, hard work and indomitable faith. Living on her own for some time, her fears that she may be the event’s only survivor prove unfounded when she encounters John Loomis (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a pragmatic scientist, turned refugee, searching for a safe haven. Forming a delicate if powerful bond, their budding relationship – and with it, the tenuous promise of a better life – begins to unravel when a stranger, the former mine worker, Caleb (Chris Pine), enters their world.
Featuring three of the film industry’s brightest talents, Z for Zachariah, stars Australian actress Margot Robbie (Focus) as Ann Burden, a woman whose faith in divine providence is put to the test by the two men who enter her life. Completing the ensemble are Academy Award® and Golden Globe nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) as John Loomis, and Chris Pine (Star Trek; Star Trek Into Darkness) as the mysterious Caleb. Inspired by the posthumously published 1974 novel, “Z for Zachariah”, by award-winning author, Robert C. O’Brien, the film is written by Nissar Modi (Breaking at the Edge) and directed by Craig Zobel (Compliance).
Z for Zachariah opens September 30, released and distributed by Captive Cinema.