Fionnula Flanagan, Jeremy Northam

Fionnula Flanagan and Jeremy Northam have been cast in the psychological thriller “Checkmate.”

Flanagan will play the matriarch of the powerful Lazarov family, with Northam starring as a real estate magnate. First-timer Olivier Bonas is helming the pic, from Thema Production Russia in association with Big Star and Future Films.

Lensing begins May 31 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Flanagan can be seen on NBC’s “Revelations” and is currently filming John Singleton’s “Four Brothers.” Northam just wrapped Michael Winterbottom’s “Tristam Shandy.”

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