The independently financed film is being produced by Dean Zanuck and Stefano Gallini-Durante as a Zanuck Independent and Code 39 Films production with Mark Wheaton exec producing. Eric D. Howell is directing from Andrew Shaw’s script, adapted from the Italian novel “La voce della pietra” by Silvio Raffo.
It’s Clarke’s second feature film part since signing on in December for the role of Sarah Connor in “Terminator: Genesis.”
“Voice From the Stone” is set in 1950s Tuscany with Clarke portraying a nurse 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.
Clarke portrays Daenerys Targaryen in “Game of Thrones.” The British thesp was most recently seen in “Dom Hemingway” with Jude Law and Demian Bichir. She made her Broadway debut last year as Holly Golightly in the revival of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”
Howell will make his feature film directorial debut with “Voice From the Stone.” His credits include the short films “Ana’s Playground” and “Strangers,” starring James Denton and Marta Milans.
Zanuck and Gallini-Durante have been developing “Voice from the Stone” since 2009, when Hideo Nakata (“The Ring”) was attached to direct. Maggie Gyllenhaal came on board to star during Cannes in 2011.
Zanuck’s producing credits include “Get Low” starring Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek and Bill Murray; “Road to Perdition” starring Tom Hanks, Paul Newman and Jude Law, and the upcoming “The Zero Theorem” starring Christoph Waltz, Matt Damon and Tilda Swinton.
Gallini-Durante was executive producer of the independent feature film “White Shadow” along with Ryan Gosling. He also produced the feature documentary “En la caliente,” which was filmed in Cuba and is now in post-production.