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Anya Taylor-Joy to star in 'The Queen's Gambit' for Netflix

By Karen Butler
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Actress Anya Taylor-Joy is to star in "The Queen's Gambit" series for Netflix. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/2fcc6da74dd443a70f771eefe3cb45a0/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Actress Anya Taylor-Joy is to star in "The Queen's Gambit" series for Netflix. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

March 19 (UPI) -- Netflix announced Tuesday that Split alum Anya Taylor-Joy will star in its six-part adaptation of Walter Tevis' novel, The Queen's Gambit.

"Chronicling the life of an orphan chess prodigy, the story -- set during the Cold War era -- follows Beth Harmon from the age of 8 to 22, as she struggles with addiction in a quest to become the greatest chess player in the world," a press release said.

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Godless and Logan filmmaker Scott Frank is writing and will direct the streaming show.

Taylor-Joy, who has also acted in Glass and The Witch, will also soon be heard voicing a puppet character in Netflix's fantasy drama, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.

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