Lena Headey performed Queen Cersei Lannister for years on Game of Thrones. Now, she’s heading behind the digicam to direct her first film: Violet, primarily based on the novel by SJI Holliday.
Violet is about two vacationers who resolve to spend the subsequent leg of their journey collectively, solely to find that neither of them are who they declare to be. It’s a decent psychological thriller that might type the premise of a stable film, if Headey can pull it off.
“Susi’s Violet is a compulsive page-turner that stayed with me long after I finished the book – it’s exciting that my first feature as a director will be such an intense female thriller,” Headey stated in an announcement. “It’s a wild ride to the finish with vast cinematic scope, centring around two very complex women who will completely unravel over the course of the film. I can’t wait to get rolling.”
Lena Headey will direct the thriller Violet
Goldfinch Entertainment’s chief working officer Phil McKenzie additionally threw in his two cents: “We’re excited to be supporting the multi-talented Lena Headey’s foray into feature directing with this irresistible and chilling female-fronted thriller,” he stated. “[Screenwriter Gareth Pritchard] has deftly selected and adapted an impossible-to-put-down book into a riveting exploration of a casual friendship that goes deeply awry – and we can’t wait to see it come to life on screen.”
Headey has a historical past with female-centered motion tales. You may name Game of Thrones that, and Cersei actually wrecked her share of carnage. More not too long ago, she appeared within the motion flick Gunpowder Milkshake alongside Karen Gillan, Michelle Yeoh, Carla Gugino and Angela Bassett. Headey has all the time appeared like she’s filled with concepts, so I’m to see what she does along with her personal film.
There’s no launch date set but for Violet, nor do we all know whether or not it’ll be launched in theaters or on a streaming service like Netflix or one thing. Whatever occurs, better of luck to Headey with the undertaking!
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h/t Digital Spy