With the bloody season finale of HBO's hit television adaptation Game of Thrones over, many of the cast are now looking ahead to other roles and film releases. Emilia Clarke, one of the biggest stars of the series and recently voted AskMens most desirable woman, is set for a role in Eric D. Howell's debut film, Voice From the Stone.
Originally it had been reported that Maggie Gyllenhaal was cast in the lead, with her name even featuring on the 'official' artwork, leaked 3 years prior by dread central. However, new reports from the Hollywood Reporter claim that not only has Clarke been cast in the film, but she has also landed the lead.
Based on the Italian novel "La Voce Della Pietra" by Silvio Raffo, Voice From the Stone centers on a nurse named Verena (Clarke) aiding a boy through the trauma of his mother’s sudden death. As she works with the troubled child, she becomes ensnared by a malevolent force inside the family’s castle. The book is set in 1950s Tuscany. Check out the synopsis below;
The beautiful and haunting story of Verena, a solemn nurse drawn to aid a young boy named Jakob who has fallen silent since the untimely passing of his mother nearly a year ago. Living with his father in a massive stone manor in central Italy, he not only refuses to speak, he seems to be under the spell of a malevolent force trapped within the walls. As Verena's relationship with the captivating father and enigmatic son grows, she becomes ensnared and consumed by the same austere force. If she is to save the boy, and free herself, she must first face the phantom hidden inside the stone.
Andrew Shaw is adapting the screenplay, with Mark Wheaton as executive producer alongside Dean Zanuck and Stefano Gallini-Durante as producers. Principal photography is due to start in Italy in November this year.
Emilia Clarke will next be hitting theatres in the upcoming Terminator: Genesis, directed by frequent Game of Thrones director Alan Taylor.