Eric D. Howell will direct from a script by Andrew Shaw, who adapted Silvio Raffo’s Italian novel
“Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke is set to star in the psychological thriller “Voice From the Stone,” which is co-production between Zanuck Independent and newly-formed Code 39 Films, the companies announced Monday.
Eric D. Howell will direct from a script by Andrew Shaw, who adapted Silvio Raffo’s award-winning Italian novel “La Voce Della Pietra.”
The independently financed film will be produced by Dean Zanuck and Stefano Gallini-Durante, while Mark Wheaton will executive produce. Production is scheduled to start in November in Italy.
Set in 1950s Tuscany, “Voice From the Stone” tells the haunting story of a nurse (Clarke) who helps a boy deal with 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, who earned an Emmy nomination for her turn as Daenerys Targaryen on HBO’s hit fantasy series “Game of Thrones,” is currently filming the role of heroine Sarah Connor in “Terminator: Genesis.” She recently co-starred as Jude Law‘s estranged daughter in “Dom Hemingway” and made her Broadway debut as Holly Golightly in a stage adaptation of Truman Capote’s classic 1958 novella “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” She’s repped by CAA and Emptage Hallett.
Howell will make his feature film directorial debut with “Voice From the Stone.” His credits include the short films “Ana’s Playground” and “Strangers,” which stars James Denton and Marta Milans.
Zanuck’s producing credits include “Get Low” starring Robert Duvall, “Road to Perdition” starring Tom Hanks and Terry Gilliam’s upcoming “The Zero Theorem,” which stars Christoph Waltz, Matt Damon and Tilda Swinton.
Gallini-Durante was executive producer of the independent movie “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.