×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Game of Thrones’ Star Emilia Clarke Set for Thriller ‘Voice From the Stone’

Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke has come aboard psychological thriller “Voice From the Stone,” set to start shooting in November in Italy.

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.

 

More Film

  • Aladdin

    China Box Office: 'Aladdin' Opens on Top With $19 Million Weekend

    Disney’s “Aladdin” opened on top of the Chinese box office with a less than magical $18.7 million debut weekend. According to data from Artisan Gateway, the film beat previous chart winner “Detective Pikachu” which earned $7.5 million in its third weekend. That score advances the cumulative China total for “Pikachu” to $83.3 million. The Guy [...]

  • 'Nina Wu' Review: Stylish, Glitchy, Provocative

    Cannes Film Review: 'Nina Wu'

    “They don’t just want to take my body, they want to take my soul!” So runs the overripe line of dialogue that actress Nina Wu (Wu Kexi) has to repeat again and again in “Nina Wu,” the fascinating, glitchy, stylish, and troublesome new film from Taiwanese director Midi Z (“The Road to Mandalay”). Nina practices [...]

  • 'All About Yves" Review: Feeble French

    Cannes Film Review: 'All About Yves'

    Benoit Forgeard’s dorky “All About Yves,” bizarrely chosen as the closing film of 2019’s Directors’ Fortnight selection in Cannes, is literally about an intelligent refrigerator that ascends to Eurovision fame as a rapper. Imagine Spike Jonze’s “Her” played for the cheapest of laughs, shorn of atmosphere, and absent all melancholic insight into our relationship with [...]

  • 'The Bare Necessity' Review: Offbeat, Charming

    Cannes Film Review: 'The Bare Necessity'

    A perfectly charmant way to, as the song has it, forget about your worries and your strife for 100 airy minutes, writer-director Erwan le Duc’s “The Bare Necessity” is a breezy little sweetheart of a debut, that threatens to give the rather ominous description “quirky French romantic comedy” a good name. In its dappled countryside [...]

  • Adam

    Cannes Film Review: 'Adam'

    With her debut feature “Adam,” Maryam Touzani allows her audience to sit back and relax comfortably into a beautifully made, character-driven little gem that knows when and how to touch all the right buttons. Taking the stories of two women, both frozen in existential stasis, and bringing them together in a predictable yet deeply satisfying [...]

  • 'To Live to Sing' Review: A

    Cannes Film Review: 'To Live to Sing'

    After his taut, impressive debut “Old Stone” which tracked with nightmarish relentlessness the high cost of compassion in modern urban China, Canadian-Chinese director Johnny Ma loosens his grip a little to deliver a softer, if not necessarily less pessimistic examination of the failing fortunes of a regional Sichuan Opera troupe. “To Live to Sing” is [...]

  • Hugh Jackman Sings Happy Birthday to

    Hugh Jackman Leads Massive One-Man Show Crowd in 'Happy Birthday' for Ian McKellen

    Hugh Jackman may have had to skip Ian McKellen’s birthday party to perform his one-man show, “The Man, The Music, The Show,” but that didn’t mean he couldn’t celebrate his “X-Men” co-star’s 80th. Jackman took a moment at the Manchester Arena Saturday to lead the sold-out audience — some 50,000 strong — in a rendition [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content