You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Watson, Friel, Heady to star in ‘Poisoners’

Jon Amiel will helm dark comedy

Emily Watson, Anna Friel and Lena Headey are set to star in Jon Amiel’s new dark comedy “The Poisoners” from “Entrapment” helmer Jon Amiel.

Pic, which centers around a group of women who only have German POWs for company when their husbands go off to war, will begin production at the end of the summer in Ireland and Germany.

Jeanna Polley will produce with her Producers shingle, while Film Bridge International will handle theatrical rights.

“Poisoners” cast also includes German actors Ken Duken, Hanno Koffler and Alexander Scheer.

Emily Watson co-starred in Steven Spielberg’s “War Horse” while Anna Friel recently appeared in Relativity Media’s “Limitless.”

Jeanna Polley and partner Jenny Edwards’ credits include Granada Films’ “Seeing Red” and drama serial “The Politician’s Wife.” Filmmakers are also in negotiations with Octagon Films Limited to produce.

UTA reps Watson and Friel, who is also repped by Ken McReddie Associates. CAA and Troika rep Headey. Gersh and Artists International rep Amiel.

More Film

  • Alexandra Shipp

    Film News Roundup: Alexandra Shipp in Talks for 'Shaft' Sequel

    Emily Watson, Anna Friel and Lena Headey are set to star in Jon Amiel’s new dark comedy “The Poisoners” from “Entrapment” helmer Jon Amiel. Pic, which centers around a group of women who only have German POWs for company when their husbands go off to war, will begin production at the end of the summer […]

  • Adam Fields Relativity

    Ex-Relativity Executive Adam Fields Accused of Sexual Harassment

    Emily Watson, Anna Friel and Lena Headey are set to star in Jon Amiel’s new dark comedy “The Poisoners” from “Entrapment” helmer Jon Amiel. Pic, which centers around a group of women who only have German POWs for company when their husbands go off to war, will begin production at the end of the summer […]

  • Wolf Warriors 2

    China Box Office Passes $7.5 Billion Landmark

    Emily Watson, Anna Friel and Lena Headey are set to star in Jon Amiel’s new dark comedy “The Poisoners” from “Entrapment” helmer Jon Amiel. Pic, which centers around a group of women who only have German POWs for company when their husbands go off to war, will begin production at the end of the summer […]

  • Murder on the Orient Express

    Fox Developing 'Murder on the Orient Express' Sequel 'Death on the Nile'

    Emily Watson, Anna Friel and Lena Headey are set to star in Jon Amiel’s new dark comedy “The Poisoners” from “Entrapment” helmer Jon Amiel. Pic, which centers around a group of women who only have German POWs for company when their husbands go off to war, will begin production at the end of the summer […]

  • 10 Screenwriters to Watch

    Variety Announces 10 Screenwriters to Watch of 2017

    Emily Watson, Anna Friel and Lena Headey are set to star in Jon Amiel’s new dark comedy “The Poisoners” from “Entrapment” helmer Jon Amiel. Pic, which centers around a group of women who only have German POWs for company when their husbands go off to war, will begin production at the end of the summer […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content