Game of Thrones star Lena Headey makes directorial debut entertainment

Lena Headey makes her directorial debut with Violet.

The 48-year-old actress is best known for her role as Cersei Lannister on the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones but will now turn her attention to directing as she takes the reins of the upcoming psychological thriller film, based on the book by The is based of the same name by bestselling author SJI Holliday.

Lena said to Deadline: “Susis [SJI] Violet is a compulsive page turner that stayed with me long after the book was finished – it’s exciting that my first feature film as a director will be such an intense female thriller.

“It’s a wild ride of tremendous cinematic proportions, centered around two very complex women who will completely unravel as the film progresses. I can’t wait to get started!”

The film, which tells the story of two mysterious women who start out as friends but things begin to unravel when they go on a road trip together, is being produced by Goldfinch Entertainment, whose previous titles include Sadie Frost’s documentary Quant and Capri Hollywood Film Festival includes winners “A Bird Flew In,” written by Gareth Pritchard, who will also serve as producer.

Goldfinch Chief Operating Officer Phil McKenzie noted that the company was “excited” to be collaborating with Lena on the “terrifying female-fronted thriller.”

He said: “Goldfinch Entertainment exists to fuel incredible projects and creative leaps – and we’re thrilled to support multi-talented Lena Headey’s foray into feature film directing with this compelling and chilling female-fronted thriller. Gareth has cleverly chosen and adapted a book that you just can’t put down, turning it into an engrossing exploration of a casual friendship that is deeply unhinged – and we can’t wait to bring it to life on screen awaken.”

Production is reportedly set to begin in October 2022, with a release date to be announced.

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